The Tampa Bay Lightning will kick off the next playoff series this weekend. They closed out the first playoff series against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night after six hard fought games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will meet the Carolina Hurricanes in the second playoff series. Carolina finished in first place to the Lightning’s third place in the Discover Central Division.
Carolina will have home-ice advantage, but home ice didn’t seem to bother the Tampa Bay Lightning in the last series, where they won two of their first away games.
This will be something like a “severe weather” series between the Lightning and the Hurricanes. This is not going to be an easy series and special teams are going to be important for the Lightning to take it.
The first game of this series will be Sunday, May 30th at 5pm ET on NBCSN.
When the Tampa Bay Lightning return to Amalie Arena for games 3 & 4 the capacity will be raised from 9,000 to 13,500.
The full schedule for the second round will be released soon.
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