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Burns: 3 Things we learned from an opening night rout of Chicago

Bryan Burns on the power play's success, Stamkos' return to form and a strong night for Joseph

by Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL /

On an Opening Night at AMALIE Arena where the Stanley Cup was in the house and a 2019-20 championship banner was unveiled, the Tampa Bay Lightning, at least for one night, looked like a team poised to keep that Cup in the Bay Area for a lot longer.

Tampa Bay steamrolled the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 Wednesday, the Lightning scoring three goals in the opening period - including two in a 1:39 span late - to take a commanding lead into the first intermission and scoring the first five goals total, the Blackhawks only breaking through late in the game to end Andrei Vasilevskiy's bid for a shutout.

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