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Tampa Bay Lightning dress an odd lineup to start road trip

WINNIPEG - The start of the New Year brought about something new - and unusual - for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay had to head on the road to start a three-game trip facing one of the top teams in the league. The Winnipeg Jets entered Tuesday as the best 5-on-5 team in the league, allowing just 49 goals at 5-on-5, the best in the league, while scoring 81 for a goal differential of plus-32. The Jets had allowed three-or-fewer goals in 25 consecutive games, which dates back to November 2 when Vegas scored five goals.

The task of getting out of Winnipeg with two needed points was diff...

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