TAMPA - Safe is Death.
It's a motto that still lives to this day coming from the 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup championship team.
It's an approach the 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning version needed to embrace with a chance to advance to a second consecutive Stanley Cup Final.
Instead, they must now face a winner-advances-to-the-Cup Game 7 back on home ice on Friday, and they might have to do so without their best offensive producer, who is on a potential historic run, after Nikita Kucherov left the game following a cheap shot on his opening shift and did not return.
Kucherov was injured when h...
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