TAMPA – Opening week figured to be a gauntlet of games for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Florida, Florida, Washington and Pittsburgh were the first four games on the schedule. St. Louis comes next.
That’s two against a seemingly improved Florida team, the next two against Eastern Conference powers and then there’s tonight’s game against a Blues team that always seems to find a way to get in to the postseason while residing in hockey’s toughest division, the Central.
But it was the middle portion that figured to be a good test for a Lightning squad many are predicting to be a favorite to win the Eas...
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