The Tampa Bay Lightning are just four points away from securing a playoff spot for the first time since 2010-11, which opens the door for a few storylines to emerge as we prepare for the postseason and, a hopefully delayed offseason. The final two weeks of season has some big matchups and opportunities for the Lightning.
With 91 points and seven games left, the Bolts sit in third place in the Atlantic Division. For a team that finished 28th in the league last year, that’s a pretty impressive turnaround.
Credit can be given to any number of individual and team efforts throughout the 2013-14 campaign, but the most important parts of the Lightning’s season are still to come. Possibly more important, these next few weeks could go a long way in building a perennial playoff team.
With the regular season winding down and the postseason and offseason getting ready to gear up, here are the storylines to look for over the next few months.