Tampa Bay Lightning falter once again in playoff overtime

SUNRISE - It seems almost unfathomable for the Tampa Bay Lightning to be where they are in their opening round series against the Florida Panthers.

This was also labeled to be a relatively close series on many levels. The Panthers came in as the favorite as the defending Eastern Conference champion and division winner. On paper, Florida is a deeper team up and down the lineup.

But Tampa Bay is an experienced team with a core that has won plenty of playoff games. They have a clutch goaltender who knows how to step up in big moments. They have players who have scored clutch goals in big m...


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