Tampa Bay Lightning need more balance between defense and offense for Game 2

SUNRISE - In life, there is a balance to be found.

For every yin, there is a yang.

For every strong defensive effort, there needs to be an offensive push.

In Sunday's Game 1 against the Florida Panthers, the Tampa Bay Lightning were out of balance.

Defensively, outside of the opening 10-plus minutes, the Lightning were spot on. The Panthers never had a surge, they never put Tampa Bay under siege with sustained pressure.

Tampa Bay kept Florida to the outside, for the most part. Over the final 52 minutes of the game, Tampa Bay allowed zero 5-on-5 goals and held things even in tha...


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