TAMPA - Trying to replicate the success of the past two seasons for the Tampa Bay Lightning was never going to be a simple process.
While there are growing pains every season, this one figured to provide more than a fair share of them even before Nikita Kucherov was lost to injury for half the season. And even during a streak in which the Lightning have now picked up points in six consecutive games, those aspects are painfully noticeable at times, such as Thursday's overtime setback to the Carolina Hurricanes, one of the teams that Tampa Bay knocked off in the playoffs last season on the way ...
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