2011 NHL Playoffs: Five Goats for the Tampa Bay Lightning

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2011 NHL Playoffs: Five Goats for the Tampa Bay Lightning
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The Tampa Bay Lightning do the handshake of shame.

In what was a tremendous renaissance for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team surged from obscurity to explode on to the NHL Playoff landscape. Still, the dream of raising the Holy Grail of sports above their shoulders fell five wins short.

In this list, we'll discuss the "goats" of the playoffs. Not all of these players played poorly per se, in fact, many of them had dramatic impacts in early playoff games. However, when you get this far but fail to advance, people look to point the finger somewhere and these guys seem to be as good a candidate as any.

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