Biggest Takeways from Start of Tampa Bay Lightning's 1st-Round Playoff Matchup

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Biggest Takeways from Start of Tampa Bay Lightning's 1st-Round Playoff Matchup
Associated Press
On the brink of elimination, the Lightning can still take a lot from their playoff appearance—whenever it ends.

The Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in an early 3-0 hole against the Montreal Canadiens. These first few games have provided some big takeaways for the Lightning as they face elimination.

After entering the postseason on a four-game winning streak and jumping the Canadiens in the process, the Bolts had the momentum and confidence to compete in the postseason. Injuries, tough luck and a consistent lack of execution have the Lightning searching for answers quickly. If they can't find them, they may face an early offseason.

With at least the four games of postseason play, fans can take some things from this series as the Lightning look to take the next step.

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