Tampa Bay Lightning's 5 Biggest Areas for Improvement in 2nd Half of 2013-14

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Tampa Bay Lightning's 5 Biggest Areas for Improvement in 2nd Half of 2013-14
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The New Year started off well for the Lightning but some minor improvements in these areas could have them playing will into the summer.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are just two points behind Atlantic Division leading Boston, but they still have some areas to improve on in the second half of the season. The Lightning have been a good team so far this season, but they have the potential to be a dangerous second-half team when they get healthy.

Tampa Bay is an impressive 14-4-2 at home and has the fifth best offense in the Eastern Conference. They have reached these marks without sniper Steven Stamkos, which is exciting for Lightning fans.

The Lightning face a tough January with 10 road games, including the current trip to Canada, which started off with a 4-2 win over Vancouver on Jan. 1. Their 10-8-2 road record leaves some room for improvement, but Tampa Bay has played good hockey so far.

If they improve in these five areas, expect the Bolts to make a return trip to the postseason for the first time since 2010-11.

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