Ron's NHL Playoffs Sunday Super Slapper
Boston Bruins (48-18-12) at Tampa Bay Lightning (49-23-6)
Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Bruins and Lightning meet in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The Lightning and Bruins both took care of tough competition in 5 games in their first round of the playoffs, but I think the Bolts have a huge advantage in this game and series. Obviously, Tampa has the advantage between the pipes since Boston's Tuuka Rask has opted out of the playoffs. Jaroslav Halak has held down the fort for Boston thus far, but I expect Tampa Bay's electric offense to be way too much for Halak and the Bruins in game one. Tampa held a 2-1-0 record against the Bruins during the regular season, and although this game should be close, I like the Lightning to bring the thunder in game one.