Tampa Bay Lightning (56-25-7) at New York Islanders (48-28-13)
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Take the Lightning. The Islanders were able to force a Game 6 with a hard fought double OT victory in Game 5. I tip my hat to the Islanders but this is where the run ends. The Lightning are arguably the most talented team in the league. When you look at this series it is obvious that they have outplayed the Islanders in every facet of the game. But that is one of the things that makes hockey so tough to win the Cup, you can outplay your opponent and still come up short. That won't happen in Game 6. There is also a chance the Bolts could get back Brayden Point for this game making them even more dangerous. Even if he doesn't play the Bolts advance. The last thing they want is a Game 7.