And, here we go.
The Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet for the first time in a Stanley Cup playoffs series. The best-of-seven showdown is slated to begin Wednesday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, where the Blue Jackets haven't seen much success.
But hey, it's a new season, right? Stranger things have happened than the second wild card team upsetting one of the best regular season teams in NHL history. We're trying to talk ourselves into this being a dogfight.
|GAME 1||WED., APRIL 10||BLUE JACKETS at LIGHTNING||7 P.M. ET||FSO, USA||FOX Sports Go, USA Live TV|
|GAME 2||FRI., APRIL 12||BLUE JACKETS at LIGHTNING||7 P.M. ET||FSO, CNBC||FOX Sports Go, USA Live TV|
|GAME 3||SUN., APRIL 14||LIGHTNING at BLUE JACKETS||7 P.M. ET||FSO, NBCSN||FOX Sports Go, USA Live TV|
|GAME 4||TUES., APRIL 16||LIGHTNING at BLUE JACKETS||7 P.M. ET||FSO, CNBC||FOX Sports Go, USA Live TV|
|GAME 5||FRI., APRIL 19||BLUE JACKETS at LIGHTNING*||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|GAME 6||SUN., APRIL 21||LIGHTNING at BLUE JACKETS*||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|GAME 7||TUES., APRIL 23||BLUE JACKETS at LIGHTNING*||TBD||TBD||TBD|
There's plenty more coverage to come from 1st Ohio Battery previewing this first-round playoff matchup.