TAMPA, Fla. — The goalie was sharp, right from the opening shift. The team attacked with impressive speed up the middle. And its best players were the best players on Tuesday night, finishing with opportunistic flair.
This description happens to fit the Tampa Bay Lightning, not the frustrated Kings.
The Lightning scored 19 seconds into the game and went on to beat the Kings, 5-1, handing them their first loss in four games.