TAMPA - Along the journey the Tampa Bay Lightning have traveled over the past 10 seasons many a lesson has been taught and learned.
Among them is to never take a berth in the playoffs for granted. In a league of parity with 32 teams controlled by a salary cap designed to spread talent around, a trip to the postseason is earned throughout the course of an 82-game regular season. It is not given.
For the ninth time in the past 10 seasons, the Lightning earned that right and will once again take that next step after securing another chance to drink from Lord Stanley's Cup. They made that officia...
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