WASHINGTON, D. C. - .What the Tampa Bay Lightning showed through the first two games of the season looked like a team looking for some sort of symmetry and chemistry instead of a veteran team coming off consecutive Stanley Cup titles.
The compete level wasn't high enough to start. Passes were off target. Goaltending was sketchy. Defense was downright offensive.
But in the previous game in Detroit, there were signs of familiarity. Little parts of Tampa Bay's game that felt like it was on the verge of coming out of a brief summer hibernation.
On Saturday in Washington, the Lightning looked an a...
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