Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thriller
Its tiring for sure but then it gets fun at some point," Point said. Don't ask me about the non-call, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. Asked what advice he had given his team, which played an overtime game for the third time in six days. The Blue Jackets expect to rebound. You're going to lose games, and this was just a long overtime game that we lost.
Familiarity breeds respect among NHL East playoff teams
TORONTO, ONT Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took exception to the Columbus Blue Jackets being referred to as a blue-collar team. Is that a positive or a negative? Cooper said Monday, a day before his Eastern Conference second-seeded Lightning open the first round of the NHL playoffs against the seventh-seeded Blue Jackets. Thats in the history books forever, Cooper said, noting how both teams have made various changes to their lineups. Id call them a really good team.Familiarity is breeding respect among the East opponents entering the first round. The Islanders hold a 5-2 playoff series edge over Washington.