TAMPA – The Tampa Bay Lightning showed up for their first home game in three weeks all mixed up.
Not that the Lightning looked lost trying to find their way back to home ice, but rather in how all the combinations – forwards and defense – were juggled for the start of the game.
Centers moved to wing. Wingers moved to center. Third liners became first liners. Rookies were inserted in to the lineup. And a familiar top pairing on defense was reunited.
The result of all that shuffling around led to a winning hand as the Lightning knocked off the Vancouver Canucks for the second time in less than a week with contributions from up and down the lineup in a 5-2 victory on Thursday at Amalie Arena.
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