Tampa Bay Lightning beat themselves in first road game

DETROIT - The Lightning found the road a little bumpy last season.

For the first time since 2012-13, the Tampa Bay Lightning finished with a road record under the .500 mark in 2022-23. As the Lightning hit the road for the first time in 2023-24 on Saturday, Tampa Bay hoped to put those road woes behind them.

Instead, the road struggles followed the Lightning, well, on the road.

Throughout the entire preseason and into the start of the regular season on Tuesday, the Lightning showed encouraging signs. Turnovers were limited, odd-man rushes against were at a minimum and structurally th...


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