Now all coach Guy Boucher and his team have to do is find a way to bottle this kind of lightning and unleash it on the road.
Once again, the Tampa Bay Lightning proved they can take care of business against the leagues elite, as evidenced by their decisive 4-1 victory Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Penguins came into the St. Pete Times Forum leading the Eastern Conferences Atlantic Division at 11-4 and as good as any team in the NHL. But even though they outshot the Lightning 34-18, they couldnt handle the steel-wall home defense or rattle the cage of 42-year-old goalkeeper Dwayne Roloson.
Pittsburgh left town after the loss in second place behind the Philadelphia Flyers, who lost 2-1 in overtime to Tampa Bay last Wednesday at the Forum. And only one week earlier, the Bolts felled the best team in the Western Conference at home, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime -- a team that leads the Central at 12-4.
Thanks to that inspired play before its...