TAMPA, Fla. – Now the Lightning rest while battling restlessness.
Tampa Bay entered its bye week on Sunday, a new wrinkle in the league this season where each team has a full week of time between games. The players are given five days away from the rink with no team-related activities, including practice, during that time.
Practice resumes on Friday at Amalie Arena before returning to the schedule on Saturday at Dallas, the first of the final 26 games of the season for the Lightning, which is fighting to remain in playoff contention.
So while they sit idle for a week, basking in whatever suns...
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