Blackhawks teach Lightning a valuable lesson

by Gary Shelton on June 4, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday, 12:23 a.m.

TAMPA

The first lesson was painful. The first lesson was costly.

The first lesson, if it is not corrected, is going to sting for a while.

If this Stanley Cup Finals series is really the wise men against the smart-alecks, if it really is the savvy old vets against the kids-who-just-got-here, then Game One was a day in class. It was a matter about watching, and learning, and following.

In particular, the Lightning learned this:

Whatever you do, avoid the prevent defense.

The inexperienced Tampa Bay Lightning is left this morning  to wonder what happened to a

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