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Tampa Bay Lightning First Round Playoff Schedule Released

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The Tampa Bay Lightning clinched Home Ice Advantage in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs with their 1-0 shootout win over  Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals today at the Verizon Center in the Nation’s Capital. Now that the stage is set, there is only one thing left to do…release the schedule.

This is just what the National Hockey League has done.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Montreal Canadiens in a best of seven series beginning on Wednesday, April 16th at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Here is a look at the Schedule for the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens courtesy of the Lightning’s Official Site.

All game times listed are in Eastern Time.

Date

Visitor

Home

Time

Weds. April 16th

Canadiens

Lightning

7:00 p.m.

Fri. April 18th

Canadiens

Lightning

7:00 p.m.

Sun. April 20th

Lightning

Canadiens

7:00 p.m.

Tues. April 22nd

Lightning

Canadiens

7:00 p.m.

Thurs. April 24th

Canadiens

Lightning

7:00 p.m.

Sun. April 27th

Lightning

Canadiens

TBD

Tues. April 29th

Canadiens

Lightning

TBD

 

At this point and time, the times for the final two games have not been determined, and will be scheduled on an “if needed” basis.

Are you ready to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning kick some ice against the Montreal Canadiens? What do you think is going to be key to the Lightning’s success in the first round? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

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