RALEIGH - There's not really much special about the little rough patch the Tampa Bay Lightning are riding through right now.
While the current stretch of 11 games in 11 cities through four time zones was always going to be difficult to navigate from the moment the schedule was released in July - and Tuesday in Carolina was the eighth stop on that North American tour - but the current 3-5 record to this point of this stretch can pretty much be boiled down to a couple of key issues.
Paramount among them is play on special teams, which, hasn't exactly been very special. And it was near the top of...
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