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Blue Jackets' Pierre Luc Dubois right celebrates his goal against the Lightning with teammates Oliver Bjorkstrand left and Adam Clendening during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL first-round playoff series Tuesday

Blue Jackets' Pierre Luc Dubois right celebrates his goal against the Lightning with teammates Oliver Bjorkstrand left and Adam Clendening during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL first-round playoff series Tuesday

The Tampa Bay Lightning won 62 games this season, more than anyone in the history of ever. It's going to be on the players to put one skate in front of the other and bring the fight to the Blue Jackets and it'll be on one Jon Cooper to put the right pieces in play at the right time.

No Presidents' Trophy victor has ever been swept in the opening round of the playoffs. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was magnificent in the third period as Tampa mounted a futile comback.

"People expect us to do something special", Kucherov said.

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins face a similarly bleak outlook. The response that offseason, naturally, was to essentially give him away to the New York Islanders in a one-for-one deal for Ryan Strome. "The last time we played here, we had a 5-1 lead, and they had completely outplayed us".

"We couldn't find our game". "You've got to trust what's gotten to you to this point and what our strengths are and how we've gotten here". Columbus is 10-1 in their last 11 games overall and 6-1 in their last 7 home games while the under is 16-7 in their last 23 games against the Eastern Conference.

Although he faced a much larger volume of shots throughout the series, Bobrovsky posted a sparkling.931 save percentage and completely suppressed Tampa Bay's league-best attack, making it almost impossible for his opponent to mount a comeback in the latter three games. They had the league's best power play and the league's best penalty kill.

It's much the same in Pittsburgh. The Islanders managed a feat of their own, sweeping a playoff series for the first time since 1983.

Still, Lehner blanches at the idea that the Islanders - who have just one postseason series win since 1993 - are close to pulling off some kind of upset. "This team was no fluke this year. I think these fans deserve that we get the job done here at home". "It shouldn't be a surprise". The Blue Jackets have never reached the second round in franchise history. Not only has Stamkos been held off the scoresheet completely, but he has also taken a total of eight shots on goal, none of which came in Game 3 on Sunday night, and he now stands at a minus-5 rating.

They're well aware getting the fourth will be the hardest one of all. "We're excited about the opportunity we've given ourselves but we know it's going to be the hardest game of the series".

It may seem like it now, but the Tampa Bay Lightning is not dead in the water just yet.

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan gave his team Monday off in attempt to give his players a chance to give their legs a rest.

Jets 2, Blues 1 - Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime as visiting Winnipeg beat St. Louis to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece.

He knows more than anyone that if the Penguins can't get it together, summer is coming earlier than anyone expected.

The Blue Jackets topped the Lightning as underdogs on the National Hockey League odds for the third straight game on Sunday night, picking up a 3-1 victory at +125 on the moneyline to run their first-round series advantage to a commanding 3-0. The puck slipped past the 25-year-old six times over the final 35 minutes as the Jets regained some of their swagger.

"We haven't changed our system, we haven't changed our philosophy, we've gotten some shots on the net and we're going to keep on doing that", says Columbus head coach John Tortorella, whose team has outscored the Lightning 12-2 since falling behind 3-0 in the series opener. "We'll be ready for a war next game". Jaroslav Halak basically stole that series for the Canadiens, making 131 saves on 134 shots in the final three games to come back from a 3-1 series deficit. "They executed their game plan".

Kucherov said he thought he saw the team have some life in it during the third period of Game 3.