The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a solid start to the season, led by both the usual superstars and a few underrated players who have made a big impact. With a 5-2 record, the Bolts have used a balanced attack that flies under the radar but will be big in 2013-14.
The Lightning have depth and youth combined with very skilled veterans. The early season success has only helped build confidence and momentum around the club.
The Bolts are tied for second in goals (23) in the Eastern Conference heading into Oct. 17. Only Toronto (27) has more goals, but they have played one additional game.
With so much focus on the superstars in Tampa Bay, here are the most underrated players for the Bolts in 2013-14.