Bolts breakthrough? Bishop doesn’t want to ‘jinx’ it


This time around, the Tampa Bay Lightning seem like they’re being cautious about calling for the return of their swag.

It’s easy to see why it would be tempting to forecast the return of the team that impressed on its way to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

The Lightning downed the Anaheim Ducks 5-0 on Saturday, and it was the type of win that the Bolts have likely been craving.

Ben Bishop got a shutout, and he did it on his birthday to boot.

Steven Stamkos was dominant, scoring two goals and one assist. Nikita Kucherov had a great night, too, grabbing a goal and two helpers.

Are they back? Maybe, but Bishop is wisely skirting the issue.

Stamkos did well to walk the line there, too.

What’s not subjective is that the Lightning are now on a two-game winning streak and hope to continue their winning ways against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Will that rest serve them well, or will their swag dissolve once more?