The Tampa Bay Lightning have advanced in the Stanley Cup playoffs once again. Their 10th consecutive series victory ended with the first sweep over the course of that time against their cross-state rivals.
Fittingly enough, this incredible run for the Lightning began after they were swept as the Presidents Trophy winners at the hands of Sergei Bobrovsky. And now, they have swept Bobrovsky and the Presidents trophy winning Panthers to advance to the Eastern Conference Final.
Let’s get into how we got here.