LAS VEGAS - So much has happened over the course of the past week around the National Hockey League that it feels like a month ago that Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos provided a new name for his hockey club.
As the NHL faces an uncertain situation heading into a modified four-day Christmas break that is starting two days earlier than originally scheduled, there was one more game on the schedule for Tampa Bay to finish up before heading back home. And it wouldn't be a Tampa Bay gameday without a test of adversity popping up ahead of the game to test the team.
This time it was the absence of t...
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