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The Tampa Bay Lightning Beat Their Third Original Six Team In The Playoffs

from Tim Wharnsby of Reuters at the New York Times,

Even though many key Lightning players including captain Steven Stamkos, high-scoring Tyler Johnson and goalie Ben Bishop are making their first deep run into the Stanley Cup playoffs, they are playing like they have been there before.

When the Lightning beat the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden on Friday to reach the final, Tampa Bay became the first team to beat three of the NHL's original six clubs in the same postseason.

The Lightning got by the Detroit Red Wings in seven games in the opening round, then the Montreal Canadiens in six games and Rangers in seven games in the East final.

"You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far," said Stamkos, whose team has gone 7-3 on the road in this playoff run.

"You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here (to Madison Square Garden).

“That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.”

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