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Streaking Tampa Bay Lightning fend off old foe

TAMPA - Games like what the Tampa Bay Lightning played on Wednesday are the exception, not the norm.

The Lightning just capped off a five-game road trip, for of those in the Pacific Time zone. The team extended the trip by an extra day and flew home on Monday, touching down back in Tampa around 5:15 local time on Monday then took the day off on Tuesday.

In the National Hockey League, though, that doesn't matter when it comes to playing that first game back on home ice following an extended road trip. Generally, home ice is not so nice.

So what the Lightning pulled off on Wednesday, i...

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