Just joining the thread now, and boy, those first page posts did not age well lol.
Tampa Bay does not look like a 128-point team. They look like an 8th seed that snuck in as a wildcard.
I'm lovin' the Jackets' mojo. Ton of credit to them for showing up prepared and dictating the pace of play. Outscoring TB 11-2 over the last 8 periods on their way to a 3-0 series lead?
I'll tell you what, though - if there's a team you don't want to give ANY sign of life, it'
Here is an even uglier stat for you to munch on. Going back to the last 2 games vs. the Capitals in last years playoffs and including the the 3 games so far in this series, the Bolts have been outscored 19-5 in the last 5 playoff games.
in the last 5 games the combination of Stamkos / Kucherov / Point / Johnson / and Hedman have exactly ZERO points ... I mean a big fat GOOSE EGG here...let that sink in.
Now can the Bolts beco
Yeah, I can't even understand what I watched. Seriously, Tampa Bay looked timid and disorganized the entire series outside of the 1st period of Game 1. An outsider would never guess they were a regular season juggernaut.
I don't know if it's as simple as saying the Blue Jackets have been playing playoff hockey for months and ended the season on a hot streak, while the Lightning haven't really faced adversity or any kind of challenge all year.
Top PP, top PK, most goals s