Tampa Bay Lightning again focused on the climb

Dan Herrejon provides predictions and previews for the start of the playoffs

TAMPA – It’s the middle of August, you know what that means? That’s right, the eight week (or so) war of attrition known as the NHL playoffs is about to begin.
During most regular seasons we have become so accustomed to the fight for the last few playoff spots. This unusual season saw an incredible amount of good postseason worthy games in the eight qualifying series.
Let’s take a more in depth look at each series and give you predictions for the first round.
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (12): The Flyers have looked like the best team in the east thus fa...


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