What it means to Tampa Bay Lightning to knock off two powerhouse teams in succession
- Category: Daily Charge
- Written by Erik Erlendsson
TAMPA – Opening week figured to be a gauntlet of games for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Florida, Florida, Washington and Pittsburgh were the first four games on the schedule. St. Louis comes next.
That’s two against a seemingly improved Florida team, the next two against Eastern Conference powers and then there’s tonight’s game against a Blues team that always seems to find a way to get in to the postseason while residing in hockey’s toughest division, the Central.
But it was the middle portion that figured to be a good test for a Lightning squad many are predicting to be a favorite to win the Eastern Conference this season. And it was those two teams that in recent history have given Tampa Bay all sorts of trouble.