LAS VEGAS - For the better part of the calendar year 2021, the Tampa Bay Lightning avoided a viral disruption.
But for the first time this season, and just before the final game on the NHL schedule before the league shuts down for four days, a member of the team's staff was placed on the COVID protocol list and deemed unavailable for Tuesday's game.
The National Hockey League has seen COVID outbreaks run rampant through the league in the past week with a handful of teams shutdown due to rapid spread while all games involving teams that would have to cross the border between Canada and the Uni...
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