WATCH: Tampa Bay Lightning Complete Two-Game Sweep Nashville, Defeat Predators 5-2

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Tampa Bay Lightning Improve record to 5-1-1

ABOVE VIDEO: Extended highlights of the Nashville Predators at the Tampa Bay Lightning. (NHL Video)

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA (LIGHTNING) – Something that’s become apparent through the first two-and-a-half weeks of the season: Sweeping a team in these two-game or three-game series brought about by division realignment and the condensed schedule is a difficult proposition.

Whether because a team that loses the first game has more incentive to win the second, a team that wins the first game relaxes a bit with a victory in the bank or just the general parity in the National Hockey League, sweeps have been a rarity.

The fact the Lightning have done it to two different opponents at AMALIE Arena to start the season and are a perfect 4-0-0 at home is a good sign for Tampa Bay in 2020-21.

The Lightning followed a 4-3 win Saturday night over the Nashville Predators with a 5-2 victory on Monday, the Bolts collecting all four points from the two-game set and, importantly, not allowing the Predators to accumulate any points in a season where so many Central Division games have gone to overtime.

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