Originally written March 19, 2013 on Hockey Fan Land:
Just when you thought this team was out of it for good, the Tampa Bay Lightning put out another winning effort and leap-frog over a team ahead of them in the crowded Eastern Conference standings.  A pair of wins at home over the Carolina Hurricanes and now the Philadelphia Flyers have the Bolts a mere 5 points back of the 8th spot in the East and the Southeast Division lead with 19 games remaining.  For the second consecutive game, the bottom-6 for the Lightning, now stocked with call-ups from the AHL Syracuse Crunch, helped drive possession for a team that has struggled in that area all season.  They also took advantage of a common flaw of many bottom lines in the NHL — a lack of speed — something forwards like Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson, and Dana Tyrell have in spades.  Palat opened the scoring in the game after receiving a nifty backhand saucer pass from Tyrell who drew the defense away from the middle of the ice with his speed down the wall. Palat then closed in alone on Philad...
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