Lightning may slump, but not for long
After taking a giant leap forward last season, the Tampa Bay Lightning can probably afford a little step back.
That's not what the Lightning has planned, but it could simply be the reality of building a competitive team. Tampa Bay bolted to 93 points last season, winning the Southeast Division and surprising Washington in the first round of the playoffs.
2002-03 BY THE NUMBERS
Record: 36-25-16-5, 93 pts. (12th overall, 5th East, 1st Southeast); ...
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