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Stanley Cup Playoff Preview - Tampa Bay vs. Montreal

(SportsNetwork.com) - After a two-season absence the Tampa Bay Lightning are back in the playoffs.It did not look good for the Bolts back in November when star centerman Steven Stamkos went down with a broken leg. However, Tampa did more than survive without one of the league's best snipers as it rode a strong campaign from goaltender Ben Bishop until Stamkos was ready to return in early March.Now that they're back in the second season, the Lightning hope to go on a run similar to the one from 2011 when Tampa Bay came one victory away from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals. The Lightning lost Game 7 in Boston 1-0 that year to fall short of returning to the Cup Finals for the first time since winning it all in 2004.The opening round marks the 12th postseason series for the Tampa franchise, but it will be only the second one without Martin St. Louis, who appeared in every playoff game for the franchise from 2003-11. The veteran winger was sent to the New York Rangers at the 2013-14 trade d...

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