TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Lightning played a numbers game on Monday in a return to home ice.
Tampa Bay sought to straighten out a couple of crooked numbers while honoring a significant numerical milestone for a franchise pillar.
It all added up to one memorable night.
Tampa Bay entered Monday on a season-long four-game losing streak.
In their last outing, the Lightning allowed eight goals to the Dallas Stars.
So as they hit the ice on Monday, they looked for a bounce-back on a night that No. 77 was set to appear in Game No. 1,000.
Following an emotional pregame ceremony to honor...
Thank you for your interest in our content. Please either login below or purchase a subscription to read the full article.
Sign up to stay up-to-date on all things Lightning.