Last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t even make it to the Stanley Cup finals, so I guess we should be grateful that they not only made it this year, but they have survived the first round and eliminated the New Jersey Devils. The first game of round two was a mortifying 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins, with the Lightning hobbling about ineffectively on their skates like newborn kittens just learning to walk, uncertain, weak, feeble.
Game 2 was an improvement, largely because we won, but I’m still not exactly filled with confidence. My team has been inconsistent for years, and nothing has changed there. Everything depends which team decides to show up: the team that has already given up, or the team ready to take back the Stanley Cup.