The Tampa Bay Lightning built the foundation of their championship team through the draft and had to experience a lot of failure before reaching the top. The Flyers may be in the early stages of following the same blueprint.
Montreal can finish off Tampa Bay in first-round Stanley Cup playoff action tonight. The Canadiens won the first three games of the best-of-seven series by scores of 5-4, 4-1 and 3-2. This evening's game is being played on the Canadiens home-ice. If the Lightning were to win tonight's game, the fifth game would be played Thursday in Tampa.