TAMPA - The later stages of the postseason is hardly a time for a team to suggest their game is not up to par.
At the opening of the Eastern Conference finals, that's precisely where the Tampa Bay Lightning found themselves. Out of sorts, out of synch and, perhaps, a little out of full game shape.
After sweeping the Florida Panthers in the second round, the Lightning fell out of the rhythm of playoff hockey. From May 23 to June 1, the Lightning went two days off, two practices, one day off, a practice, a day off and practice in preparation for the start of the series against the New York Range...
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