The Lightning were playing with one hand tied behind their back, or one leg, in some cases, in the Stanley Cup Final -- starting with Brayden Point.
Bolts GM Julien BriseBois said the center had a significant quad tear in his leg. He was hurt in Game 7 of the first round against the Leafs and missed 10 games. He returned for Games 1 and 2 of the Final but was a shell of himself and didn't play again. BriseBois said he'll be healthy in a couple of weeks.
Point's injury was one of many for Tampa as they tried to win their third straight Stanley Cup but lost in six games to the Avalanche.