The Tampa community has been behind their team all year long and the season isn’t over. They managed to advance to the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday after winning four straight against the New York Islanders. They will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the conference finals.
Why Did the Lightning Advance?
While it may not come as much of a surprise, since the Lightning were in the Stanley Cup Finals last year, they didn’t start off so hot this season. Finally, they are playing their best hockey and it couldn’t come at a better time. Some of the reasons they are playing so well include:
- Ben Bishop (The Goaltender) is playing excellent hockey (Update – injured and day to day).
- The defense has stepped up and made it difficult on opposing