TAMPA - One of the key attributes of the Tampa Bay Lightning over the past three seasons has been the third period.
A team that used to simply try to outscore the opposition while looking to win games transitioned into a lockdown defensive stalwart that learned how to win. When they scored enough to gain the lead, rarely did it get away from them. Up by two goals, nearly impossible. Enter the the third with the lead, start the bus, the game was all but over.
On Tuesday, the Lightning had the bus revved up early, but before they could exit ScotiaBank Arena, they suffered a flat tire, found the...
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