Was last season business as usual in Tampa?
Sure, the Lightning missed the playoffs again, meaning the franchise has just one postseason appearance since debuting in 1992.
But a 10-point improvement in the standings while dealing with adversity on and off the ice suggests the team is not without a pulse.
After allowing 280 goals during the 2000-01 season, third most in the league, the Lightning cut their goals allowed to 219. No other team came close to matching that 61-goal ...Read full story