Tampa Bay Lightning turn focus to misguided primary goal

TAMPA - The result of Thursday's Tampa Bay Lightning game against the Ottawa Senators, in the grander scheme, was inconsequential.

Including Thursday's game, the Lightning were all but mathematically locked into the No. 1 Wild Card spot. The odds of Tampa Bay moving up a spot to third in the division were less than 5-percent.

Yes, I guess, technically . . .

In the third place in the Atlantic, it likely means a first-round matchup against Florida. Finishing in the No. 1 Wild Card spot likely means a first-round matchup with Boston, or possibly the New York Rangers. No matter wha...


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