TAMPA - The surface, not a pond or a lake.
The venue, more than three times the normal capacity.
The lights, enough to flood a football field.
The dimensions, well they were the same.
Saturday's Stadium Series game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Nashville Predators said it was a regular season game on the schedule. But there wasn't much regular about a game held outdoors in front of 68,619 fans or the ancillary moments surrounding the game.
But as the Tampa Bay Lightning found out taking part in the first outdoor game in franchise history, this was an event on a much larger stage than...
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