TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Lightning dropped the puck on the second half of their season on Thursday, opening a two-game set against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Tampa Bay looked to hold on to the top spot in the Central Division while facing the fourth place Blackhawks - which would be a first-round playoff matchup were the season to end today.
But following Thursday not only might that not be a very good matchup for Chicago, it might not even be the matchup.
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