12.27.2014 Tampa Bay Lightning versus Carolina Hurricanes game day coverage

With the big December holidays in the rearview, the NHL churns back to life today with the resumption of play. The Tampa Bay Lightning (21-11-4) resume their current-but-short stint at Amalie Arena in Tampa with their second game of the season against the Carolina Hurricanes (10-20-4). Carolina returns to the Amalie for their second go-around with the Lightning while in 29th place in the NHL, three points ahead of the Edmonton Oilers for the absolute cellar of the league.