Once maligned for his postseason play

Championship characteristics pop up in different ways for Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA - Different moments bring out different characteristics in teams.
Sometimes a team folds under the pressure. Sometimes they wilt under the heat.
There was a time recent years that the Tampa Bay Lightning might have been such a team during a run of success defined only in their failures.
Long playoff runs ending in disappointment. A record setting regular season ending in embarrassing fashion.
Success without the succeeding.
Winning it all, however, changes everything. Once a team finds that ultimate success, after having dealt with past failures, a unique perspective is gained.
And it ...


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