TAMPA - Rome was not rebuilt in a day.
Neither is the Tampa Bay Lightning's game, which has been torn down a bit over the past few games and was shaken nearly to the foundation after Tuesday's let down in Nashville.
With an important stretch of games on the schedule, there was no time like the present for Tampa Bay to start building things back up again starting with Thursday's Sunshine State Showdown against the Florida Panthers.
While the game was by no means a match for any of those put forth by the Lightning on the way to a Stanley Cup title, it was a step down that road to redemption.
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