NHL Playoffs 2011: 5 Questions for Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

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NHL Playoffs 2011: 5 Questions for Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
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The regular season is over, but for 16 teams, it's the most wonderful time of the year, the NHL playoffs.

In this slideshow, I will preview the No. 4 vs. No. 5, Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, Round 1 series.

These teams do not have any prior playoff experience against one another, so I am going to present everyone with the five questions that could be key to one team or the other winning the series and moving on in their quest to capture Lord Stanley's Cup.

Without further ado, here are the five questions that could be key to deciding this first-round series.

All statistics used were found on lightning.nhl.com, penguins.nhl.com and nhl.com. Dwayne Roloson's broken down statistics were found here.

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