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The playoffs continue to show they are not the regular season, as Tampa Bay Lightning know well

TAMPA -  There are examples all over the league showcasing the difference between regular season hockey and playoff hockey.

From intensity, compete level, shot blocking and finishing a check at every opportunity.

It's just different.

It's so different that the Tampa Bay Lightning have already done something twice in the past two games they rarely did at any point during the regular season and it has their back against the wall in the postseson.

During the Lightning's run to three consecutive appearances in the Stanley Cup Final, winning two titles along the way, they were known as closers....


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