The NHL's best team is also its smallest

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The NHL's best team is also its smallest
The NHL's best team is also its smallest

How are the Tampa Bay Lightning so good this season? Well, if the latest roster breakdown from The Athletic's James Mirtle is any indication, size has nothing to do with it. According to Mirtle's analysis of the 31 NHL teams by age, height, and weight for the 2017-18 season, the Lightning come out as the smallest. They're the lightest team on average by nearly two pounds and stand right beside the Canadiens as one of the shortest. That hasn't stopped Tampa Bay from being a force in the Eastern Conference this season. The Bolts are currently holding an eight-point lead for first place in the Atlantic Division with a 31-10-3 record. They have five more points than any other team and a plus-49 goal

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