TAMPA - Pugilism.
A term tossed around hockey circles to describe those moments when the game tends to involve a physical element. There is generally some pushing, a few shoves, throw in a face wash or three during a postwhistle scrum and you have the recipe for some pugilism. There might be some punches exchanged, which by definition, is what pugilism is all about.
But it's not just about exchanging blows and trying to bludgeon the opponent. When it comes to the game, it's more about how a team engages in those moments when they arise.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, a team that has won consecutive...
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