SUNRISE, Fla. – For decades, it seems, the thought of a true rivalry between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers has been more like an Oreo handed to you only to realize when you take a bite it's nothing more than soft and stale. Not even a cold glass of milk is enough to save the taste.
It winds up being nothing more than a tantalizing thought at first sight only to be let down when it's experienced first-hand.
As the two teams met for the first time in this truncated and unusual season, however, they entered with just two regulation losses between them combined. The teams sat one ...
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