NASHVILLE - The roots of hockey lay in the outdoors.
It was born on the ponds and lakes in the winter months. It was bred in the frozen waters of the North.
On Saturday, that same frozen surface used over the past century, skated on by those who forged the game in years past, is set to take the stage in the South. Two professional teams from the Sunbelt will step on a surface of ice in a signature showcase event put on by the National Hockey League.
And the two time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning, a team that has risen from the south to the top of the league, is eager to st...
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