TAMPA – All throughout the bubble playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning avoided getting caught up in the emotions of the tournament and allowing the moment to overwhelm them.
Heading in to Monday's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final figures to be the same approach, even with the stakes higher than they have ever been during the 60-plus days being inside the NHL bubble.
The approach will not change, including missing a familiar face.
Before taking any questions on the game, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper put any thoughts of a return to the lineup of captain Steven Stamkos to bed.
"At this point, St...
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