Once again

Once again, Tampa Bay Lightning’s most challenging opponent shows up in the mirror

NEW YORK - Winning playoff hockey games requires commitment, desire, urgency, a little bit of luck and focus.
Through two games of the Eastern Conference finals, the Tampa Bay Lightning have not shown enough of those elements.
There have been times, here and there, in flashes that it has shown up. Or at least, most of those.
The one area in which the two-time defending champions have not shown what they need is in their focus. When focused and zeroed in, everything else tends to fall in line.
Through six periods of hockey, most everything has looked out of synch for Tampa Bay. That's where the...


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