TAMPA, Fla. - The Lightning entered the three-day Christmas break with a long wish list for the holidays.
Following a loss in Washington in the final game before the break, Tampa Bay was missing more than a handful of regulars from the lineup, and in the course of that game against the Capitals, two more players went down to injury and did not return.
That left the Lightning wondering exactly what the post-break lineup might look like as Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, Cedric Paquette, Vladislav Namestnikov were already out. Jonathan Drouin and Braydon Coburn left the game against Washington wh...
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