The Central Division winners are in trouble of going home as they host the defending Stanley Cup champs. Heck as a matter of fact regular season records haven't mattered much in these playoffs. Montreal had the worst point total out of any team heading into the playoffs and now they are the first to qualify for the semis. Both the Islanders and Bruins beat teams with better records in the East against the Capitals and Penguins.
The only thing that really seems to make sense is that the top two teams in the league in terms of points, Vegas and Colorado, are evened up at two games apiece in their series. Doesn't really matter that the Lightning finished third in their division as they are on the verge of closing this series out and on their way to face the red-hot Canadiens. Can the Hurricanes make a flury and turn this series around?
What TV Channel is Game 5: Lightning-Hurricanes on?