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Cup Numerology: Lightning's ice time

TAMPA, Fla. -- As we get set for today's morning skate, an interesting subplot for Game Two of the Stanley Cup final will be the ice time numbers for the Tampa Bay forwards. Simply put, they were bizarre in Game One and were the topic of my column in today's editions. 

In a nutshell, Tyler Johnson is in a terrible slump and my be shielding an injury and Jon Cooper is nutty for not getting Steven Stamkos on the ice more. Here's the chart that ran in the print edition that shows how weird Game One was:

LIGHTNING NOT STRIKING

Key numbers of Tampa Bay's top six forwards in ice time from Game One

Player Ice Time   G    A Pts Rating SOG SAT 
Palat          21:28   0    0 0    Even        1     2
Johnson    21:01   0    0 0      -1            1     2
Killorn      20:21   1     0 1     Even        5    8
Filppula    19:26   0    1 1     Even          1    1
Kucherov  18:48   0    0 0      -1           0    2
Stamkos    17:17    0   0 0     Even       5    8

SOG: Shots on goal; SAT: Shot attempts

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