Newcomers Helping to Lift Lightning Over Adversity

There was a time not long ago, last season to be exact, when the prospect of a controversial goal against, combined with a goal for called back on nothing offside, would have crumpled the Tampa Bay Lightning. Jon Cooper euphemistically referred to the two incidents as “a sandwich”, but make no mistake, the Lightning coach was talking about a sh– sandwich. In Game 2 of their second-round series against the Boston Bruins, the Lightning took their sandwich without skating the rest of the game with a bitter taste in their mouths.

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