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This week’s Tampa Bay Lightning poll: who wins round 2?

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This post-season, Senior Columnist Clark Brooks will take the pulse of Raw Charge nation with a weekly poll about current or future events and non-happenings, for the sake of accomplishing not much, probably.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
One thing is for sure (as of Tuesday): This particular opponent presents a unique challenge for the Lightning to solve!
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Here we go again, only different this time.

Having knocked off their first round opponent, the New Jersey Devils, four games to one, the Tampa Bay Lightning move on to the semi-district conference regionals where they will take on a formidable Atlantic Division opponent.

I don’t want you to think I cheated by writing most of this (minus plugging in the poll itself) before Game 7 between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs was played Wednesday night because I had non-Raw Charge stuff to do on Thursday. That would be, well, cheating.

I can tell you that the series was very competitive and that both Boston and Toronto played very well and either or both of them deserved to win and advance, which one of them did while the other did not. When it comes down to a decisive final game, anything can happen and it certainly did! It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the team that did win was the team that won. I think most of us would agree that the turning point in that game was when the guy did that thing and the referees either totally blew the call or got it exactly right.

Anyway, now the Lightning have to play them and it’s time for you to weigh in with what you believe with the entirety of your heart what will happen in our weekly poll which was definitely not hastily added to this article after it was written on Tuesday and the series was decided Wednesday night. Because again, that would be cheating. And if there’s one thing I’m probably not, it might be a cheater.

As always, you can post your opinions in the comments. Even before the series begins, which in this case, is not cheating.

PS: 40% of you predicted the Lightning over the Devils in five games in the first round. Nice work! 40% of you also predicted the Lightning in six. Close, but no. The other 20% of you, try again.

Poll

Who is going to win Round 2?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Lightning in 4 games
    (3 votes)
  • 7%
    Lightning in 5 games
    (19 votes)
  • 35%
    Lightning in 6 games
    (84 votes)
  • 13%
    Lightning in 7 games
    (33 votes)
  • 2%
    Bruins in 4 games
    (5 votes)
  • 5%
    Bruins in 5 games
    (14 votes)
  • 25%
    Bruins in 6 games
    (61 votes)
  • 8%
    Bruins in 7 games
    (20 votes)
239 votes total Vote Now