NEW YORK - After getting back on the ice following a three day break, the Tampa Bay Lightning played, for the most part, like a team that had been off for three days.
While rest is a weapon, time off throws off timing.
Facing the New York Rangers to open up the final road trip of the regular season, the Lightning ended up getting tripped up by their own skates.Tampa Bay entered their three-day break on a roll, winning three consecutive games allowing one goal in those three games. They looked engaged, the compete level was dialed up and it led to a commitment to defense that led to offense.
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