TAMPA - The early stages of any season are about building the team concept.
That's always been the case for the Tampa Bay Lightning under head coach Jon Cooper. The key in the opening stretch is to make sure the team is gaining points while sorting things out.
Because historically, the Lightning tend to have things figured out by December. In the past five seasons (not counting the 2021 COVID season), Tampa Bay's combined record in December is 52-11-3. The record in November is 39-20-6.
This season has been a bit more of a construction project with all the influx of new faces on ...
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