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As the season closes, Lightning feel the sting of missing out of the playoffs

by Erik Erlendsson | @Erik_Erlendsson | Like us on Facebook
April 9, 2017


TAMPA, Fla. - The curtain came down for the final time on the 2016-17 Lightning season on Sunday.

There will be no curtain calls, no encore acts. The show ended four acts short of the final.

But the final game of the season offered one more chance to put on a show and offer a tease to what the next production might look like in the Fall while wondering what a rewritten script might have looked like this season.

Brayden Point capped off a sensational rookie season with two goals and an assist to help Tampa Bay close things out with a 4-2 victory against the Buffalo Sabres at Amalie Arena.

Victor Hedman wound up with a goal and two points to finish with a career high 72 points, second among defenseman, while leading all defenseman in assists with 56, third overall among all skaters.

But what could have been.

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