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It looks like the Lightning could get a pretty big boost for the start of the first-round playoff series.
The Lightning will open its first-round playoff series against the Red Wings Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena, the NHL announced this morning.
It's the matchup that seemed most likely for weeks, the Lightning facing the Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs.
With the NHL playoffs less than a week away, there's plenty to talk about when it comes to the Tampa Bay Lightning.