Sizing up the series

Sizing up the series, Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils

The first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs is upon us. What many people call the second season begins for the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday evening as they host the New Jersey Devils in the best of seven games opening round series. Let’s peel the layers of this onion and take a closer look at this postseason matchup.
At first glance, this might appear to be a potential trap series for Tampa. The Devils won all three regular season games. Truth be told, the Devils found ways to stifle the potent offense the Lightning possess. New Jersey held the Bolts to a 2.7 goals per game average i...


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