TAMPA - Heading into New Year's Eve Eve, the odds were stacked against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Facing the top-ranked New York Rangers, even coming off a back-to-back the night before in Sunrise, was going to take a top effort from the Lightning. The task, perhaps, was going to be even more daunting because the Rangers lost on Friday at Florida. The Rangers have lost consecutive games only once this season as they have climbed to the top of the league standings.
By the end of the night, the numbers showed that the Lightning did put forth a top effort. The kind of performance that should...
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