DENVER - For an opener, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked like all too familiar.
That's not the compliment you might think it to be.
Because it's a difficult aspect to fully understand why the Lightning struggle to come out of the start of a series. And once again it was at the beginning of the start that proved to be the end for Tampa Bay to open the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche.
Early on, it looked like the Lightning might get run out of Ball Arena with a pumped up crowd giving a Colorado team that sat around for more than a week awaiting an opponent. The energy in the build...
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