Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins
The Lightning continued their hot streak against the Bruins in game 1 of this Eastern Conference finals on Saturday, winning their 8th straight game for a very impressive playoff winning streak. Tampa Bay is firing on all cylinders at the moment with Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis leading the charge. The Lightning were on the brink of elimination, down 3-1 to the Penguins in the first round a few weeks ago, but have since not lost a game and look poised to make another cup finals appearance, which many would have thought ridiculous at the start of the season, considering that Tampa had missed the playoffs for 3 straight seasons (2 of those seasons finishing in the bottom 2 in the league).
Tampa Bay will need to continue getting traffic in front of Tim Thomas and their depth players such as Sean Bergenheim will have to continue to produce a few goals in order for the Lightnings success to continue. Stamkos only has 6 points through the 12 playoff games, so if he can pick it up offensively the Lightning may be unstoppable this playoffs. Roloson was able to see the puck in game 1 and the Lightning need to continue moving the Bruins out of his line of sight and he will continue making the first saves.
The Bruins on the other hand have to start getting traffic in front. It seems like Bergeron will still be out of the lineup in this game, so Seguin will have to play as well as he did in game 1 and he may see some more ice time.
The Lightning are on such a heater that I have to take them in this one because they are the underdogs and have shown me no signs of letting up. Lecavalier is leading his team like he hasn’t done since the last Stanley Cup win for Tampa.
Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning +130
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