Winning their division obviously didn't work out but Columbus' gutsy approach at the deadline is certainly paying off now and they are on the brink of causing an almighty upset.
Tampa Bay was on the attack for the entire third period.
"When you have the amount of points we had, it's a blessing and a curse, in a way". Since it was the second period and the time of the long change, it was a blunder by Coburn to leave the left side of the ice open by changing when the Lightning were without the puck and vulnerable.
Some are suggesting that the Lightning fire head coach Jon Cooper. The power play that was tops in the league during the regular season was mediocre at best. (Tuesday) was just focusing on trying to get back in the series. However, I've said it before and I'll say it again, outside of the first period in game one, the Blue Jackets have arguably been the better team for the other 8 periods in this series. "Columbus is pretty good at shutting it down". A 5-1 rout followed in Tampa, and then a 3-1 win in Columbus on Sunday night set up the sweep. "We have to keep going". The Blue Jackets have never reached the second round in franchise history. Even when the Lightning broke through the Columbus defense, Bobrovsky made key saves.
Perhaps the biggest disparity was on special teams.
Nearly everyone expected the Lightning to play deep into the postseason.
Moreover, as this ESPN graphic proves, teams that have had historic regular seasons often falter in the postseason. The Lightning is down 3-0 in the series and is just one game away from a First-Round exit in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Avs played their worst game in the series opener, but weren't awful at all, and it still took Mike Smith standing on his head to get Calgary off the mark.
"We're building every shift, everygame throughout the series", said Jets forward Kyle Connor, who scored twice in Game 3. The play resulted in a one-game suspension in Game 3 for Kucherov. But when you have expectations like the Tampa Bay Lightning did, the only way to take the narrative is in the pits of pessimism and frustration, an area the Montreal Canadiens are all too familiar with. But after a while, it's unacceptable to have all this talent without a Stanley Cup to show for it. But it's one thing to say it, and it's another to execute.
They tied the 1996-96 Detroit Red Wings for the most wins in a season with 62. Everyone's going to talk about us losing the series, but they did a lot of good things.
"Oh, I don't know".
Maybe, but for both Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, the hard work is just beginning if they want to pull off the improbable.
The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of National Hockey League history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after one of the best regular seasons ever. "We're getting close to our game and it's pretty risky".
"If you had told me previous year the day I got traded to Ottawa (from the Colorado Avalanche) that I'd be here right now, I guess anything can happen", Duchene said. Bobrosvky was fantastic, while Vasilevskiy simply wasn't as dominant as he had been in the regular season.
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