Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers set to renew rivalry - again

Expected fireworks fizzle out for Tampa Bay Lightning in first game without Nikita Kucherov

TAMPA  - .The Sunshine State Showdown figured to provide some fireworks in the first meeting of the regular season.
Instead, it fizzled out for the Tampa Bay Lightning and turned into mainly a dud.
Tampa Bay remained winless at home on the season following a 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers where the void of Nikita Kucherov felt like a major chasm in need of some bridge work to overcome.
The Lightning placed Kucherov on Long Term Injury on Tuesday with no timetable yet established for his return, though a stint on LTI requires a player miss a minimum of 10 games and 24 days before being eligib...


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