BRANDON – Text messages were exchanged by some. Refresh buttons were hit periodically. Phone alerts were set up. Some even watched the game.
That’s how many members of the Tampa Bay Lightning spent Sunday evening as they waited to find their first-round playoff matchup, having to wait until the conclusion of the makeup game between the Boston Bruins and the Florida Panthers.
It wasn’t until just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, when the Panthers defeated the Bruins 4-2, that Tampa Bay laid claim to the Atlantic Division crown, top spot in the Eastern Conference standings and a first-round date with ...
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