Tampa Bay Lightning spoil away a great goaltending story

COLUMBUS - Two stories sat front and center for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Both endings were spoiled in the final chapter.

What should have been a key two points to start a four-game road trip, wasn't

What should have been a feel-good goaltending story, didn't get the finish it deserved.

All of that, because of what the Tampa Bay Lightning ultimately earned at the end.

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper set it all up before the game when he tabbed Matt Tomkins to make the start in net for Tampa Bay. Tomkins, the 29-year old from Western Canada, made his NHL debut on Oct...


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