TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in a much different place than they sat just five days prior to closing out a four-game set against the Carolina Hurricanes.
As this week began, it felt like the Lightning were sliding after being shut out by the Hurricanes in Game 1 of the mini-series in Raleigh. That was the third loss in four games, all against teams at the top of the Central Division race that dropped them from the top of the standings to the middle of the pack. It was the second time this season Tampa Bay failed to score a goal against Carolina.
There was a sense of urgency...
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