Tampa Bay Lightning quickly move from winning division title to zeroing in on Jersey while welcoming back a familiar face

Tampa Bay Lightning penalty kill goes from regular season concern to playoff strength

BRANDON – Coming down the stretch, the words “Tampa Bay Lightning penalty on . . . . ‘’ used to bring about a cringe of concern among Lightning faithful.
But that was sooooooo regular season era Tampa Bay penalty kill.
The playoff version, well, it’s been different. Very different. The good kind of different.
So different, in fact, that the cringe has turned in to confidence through the opening four games of the playoff series against New Jersey.
As Tampa Bay has gone up 3-1 in the series and now has the chance to close things out on Saturday afternoon on home ice in Game 5, the penalty kill ...


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