It’s official, the Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Boston Bruins in the second round of this year’s NHL playoffs in the Eastern Conference. Many observers consider this the de facto Conference Finals as it represents the two top point getting teams in the East.
After 82 games, these two squads were separated by a single point in the standings. Ironically, it was a single point that kept the Lightning out of the playoffs last season. Queue the game of inches cliche.
The point is that these two teams seem so evenly matched. After the first round, it appears this series will live up to the ...
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