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The Columbus Blue Jackets lead the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in the 7 game series. This is something that nobody would have predicted. The Lightning came into the playoffs as the Presidents Cup champions and the Blue Jackets had to fight for a wildcard spot. Columbus has absolutely dominated since the 3rd period of game one. Columbus went down 3-0 and since then they have completely outplayed Tampa. The winner of this series will play the winner of the Bruins and Leafs series (series tied 1-1). Hopefully, the Jackets can pull it off.
The Islanders lead the Penguins 3-0 in their series. Technically the Isles are the better seed, but most analysts had Pittsburgh winning the series. Through 3 games Crosby has 0 points and is -4. If the Isles can win the series they will play the winner of the Capitals and Hurricanes (Caps lead 2-0). The Isles will play game 4 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.