RALEIGH, N.C. – As the Tampa Bay Lightning prepared to once again face the Carolina Hurricanes, it felt like the wind was on the verge of being taken out of their season.
Tampa Bay lost three of four heading into Monday night during a stretch of games against other top teams in the Central Division - Florida and Carolina. Once sitting seemingly comfortable at the top of the division, the Lightning suddenly plummeted to fourth.
And a team so accustomed to producing offense ran into kryptonite when facing the Hurricanes, a team that has shutout the Lightning twice this season when Tampa Bay had...
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