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Expect Lightning to strike in Southeast

The Lightning look like the best team in the Southeast Division.

Originally Published: December 11, 2002
By Brian Engblom | Special to ESPN.com

Tampa Bay and Carolina will fight it out for first place in the Southeast Division. It's still early in the season and, barring injuries, it's tough to say who'll end up on top. But I have to give the edge to Tampa Bay, which has a much better record within the division (6-1-0) than Carolina (1-4-0-1). Those divisional games amount to four points, so the Hurricanes must improve that record if they want to move up to first place.

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