Found April 30, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
TAMPA, Fla. Little about this season, from a coaching change to boasting two of the games most prolific offensive threats, was typical for the Tampa Bay Lightning.That must be kept in mind when crafting the epitaph for what was a frustrating, inconsistent year for a franchise that expected more. When considering the potential and star power on its roster, Tampa Bay, simply, should have been better. Winger Martin St. Louis led the NHL in points with 60, and center Steven Stamkos finished second with 57. Meanwhile, St. Louis led the league in assists (43), and Stamkos finished second in goals (29). Still, somehow, the Lightning were little more than an afterthought in the Eastern Conference by late March, once again absent from the postseason for the fifth time in six long years.The Lightning totaled 40points with an 18-26-4 record, good for second-to-last in the conference and four points ahead of the Florida Panthers for the 15th spot. The aftermath left a sense of the unfulfilled,...
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