Tampa Bay Lightning bench boss Jon Cooper insists he doesn't give much thought to last spring's embarrassing first-round sweep against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but with the current season suspended, he's hoping his 2019-20 squad gets its shot to compete for the Stanley Cup.
"That's, gosh, over a year ago," Cooper said of the sweep, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith. "There has been a lot of time in between. To be honest, I haven't even thought about that until you brought it up.
"We're a pretty focused group. For some teams, the season ending abruptly is just a turn of the page for next year.