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It wasn’t who didn’t play for Tampa Bay Lightning, but how those who did, played

TORONTO - Playoff hockey just plays out different.

One opponent one night. The same opponent the next. And the next. And the next. Perhaps even for a few more after that.

So when it comes to playing the game, details matter. It comes down to the minute level of every aspect of the game.

Game plans are put together based on those details.

Less than a minute into Game 2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the detailed game plan the Tampa Bay Lightning put together was executed about as well as hammering a nail with a plastic fork for a Lightning team missing two big pieces from their toolbox be...


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