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NHL on NBC: Lightning prepared for busy, challenging February schedule

NBC’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with Saturday’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. Regionalized coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here. UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Tampa Bay Lightning came out of their bye week/All-Star break quite flat during a 4-2 defeat to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday Night Hockey. It’s not the start they wanted, especially as they enter a busy February with 15 games on tap. It won’t just be a busy second month of 2019 for the NHL-best Lightning, it will also be a challenging one. Of their 15 games this month, eight are against teams currrently in a playoff position, like Friday night’s ...