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The handicapping of the 2015 NHL playoffs in this space has resulted in a 10-2 mark thus far. We review the second round series and preview the conference finals.
Canadiens vs. Lightning
Tampa won 9-of-11 games over Montreal this season when you include regular and post-season play. That mastery boiled down to the quality and depth of skill that the Tampa squad possesses. It didn't seem to matter much that captain Steven Stamkos took a while to get untracked. Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat have surrounded Stamkos all year long and continued to be productive in the second round. Montreal's front liners, beyond Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty, were the only responders in the series for the Habs. In addition, the Lightning speed trumped Montreal's similar style of play. Habs defenders were exposed time and again to the ex
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