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The Lightning are 30-8-1 on home ice this year and have an opportunity over their last two games to take the Atlantic Division title. Their depth of scoring already made them scary, but if they get healthy quick, they're going to be a postseason force.
The Lightning completed a season sweep of division rival Montreal, which is also the team that bounced Tampa from the playoffs last year in four straight. As long as the Lightning can get healthy, and quickly, they'll be a force to be reckoned with come playoff time.
With 12 goals in their past three games, the attack looks as threatening as ever. Ben Bishop has been solid between the pipes, too. The Bolts will get challenged in the postseason, but they're a real threat in the East.
The Lightning have won five of their last seven games, including two big ones over the Canadiens. There are some concerns about the defense, which has been depleted by injuries throughout the year, but the offensive attack remains one of the NHL's most potent.
All season, the Lightning have been one of the most exciting teams in the NHL and they're even heating up. The club hasn't suffered back-to-back losses in a month and is currently on a three-game winning streak. Their stretch-run schedule is going to be challenging, though.
Dipping into their surplus of draft picks to bring in Braydon Coburn was an interesting move, and one that improves the team right now. They also got a pair of draft picks out of former first-rounder Brett Connolly, who hasn't quite panned out.
The Lightning are almost through their hellacious February ride with only Western Conference opponents on the schedule. They've gone 5-5-1 with one game to go and have been thoroughly challenged by top teams.
The Lightning's weird February schedule in which they play only Western Conference opponents has been challenging. They've gone 3-3-2 so far with four games remaining before they get out of it.
We're going to learn an awful lot about the Lightning over the month of February. Due to a quirk in the schedule, they do not play one game against an Eastern Conference foe. They're off to a 2-1-1 start.
The Lightning have won seven of their last 10 games and own the East's best record. Divisional opponents Montreal and Detroit each trail by a single point however as the Atlantic race just keeps heating up.
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Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman and Ben Bishop look to be providing exactly what the Lightning expect from each. Tampa has points in all three games.
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