The Tampa Bay Lightning are dead. After finishing the regular season with the Eastern Conference’s best record and one of the league’s best rosters, the Lightning have once again fallen short of their Stanley Cup hopes. This year, their run ends in the Eastern final, and at the hands of the Washington Capitals.
Yes, those Washington Capitals.
The Caps took down Tampa in seven games to punch a ticket to their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. So how the hell did tha…