"NEW YORK. It is not because they were so immensely good during the regular season as the Tampa Bay Lightning will triumph in the Stanley Cup playoffs in years."
"It is because they know that it is not enough."
"– We learned it when we lost the series against Washington last year. Then thought to ourselves that we were so good that we would win automatically. The mistake we make is hardly, " says Swedish hill Anton Strålman to Sportbladet before the upcoming journey towards the goal."
"They took home the regular season with a 21 point margin – in the north american tvåpoängssystem, it may be worth recalling."
"They secured the it earlier than any made on a quarter of a century, several weeks before a single rival even secured his slutspelsstatus."
"They won 62 games – thus, three-quarters of all the played – and improved the record with the Detroit Red Wings put the season 1995-1996."
"Put the Russian high scores"
"And while they were they made a leash individual imprint in eternity also. Nikita Kutjerov won not just the playoffs. With 41 goals and 87 assists, surpassed all the other russians who ever played in the NHL. And Steven Stamkos became the club's leading scorer through the. "
"So no – there is not the slightest wonder that the Tampa Bay Lightning find themselves in to be almost as big favorites in this year's Stanley Cup finals as Kim Jong-Un was in the last presidential election in north Korea. Where he had no rivals..."
"But it is, on the other hand not the least surprising that many people wonder about the pallets for the pressure. It can be difficult to breathe when the world takes the success for granted..."
"– Yes, it is clear that it will be such a snack, " says backveteranen Anton Strålman on the phone from the already sommarheta Florida."
"– But I think we have been good at keeping it from us. We do not listen to the tributes and don't go around and think that we are so, so good. It was above all in the matches we've played since we became clear. We have not been satisfied, but just continue to focus on getting better and better all the time. It is the only thing we thought of, not how many points we have collected. "
"”Difficult, but useful experience”"
"The posture, and the ability, run according to the ”Strålle” out of a painful failure a year ago."
"Even then was considered the Bolt to have the odds on their side, but lost in the konferensfinalen, Washington, d.c., – having had the advantage with 3-2 in the finals."
"– That we lost the series, came back and then dropped it again was a tough but useful experience for this group, " he continues."
"– It was fairly obvious what went wrong. We thought ourselves too much on the idea that we were so good and got us that it would go automatically, by itself. But we were not good enough, simply. The mistake we are unlikely to repeat."
"Not even in the young, against the seemingly inferior to Columbus, the 32-year-old heavy metal fan from London under no illusions that success is predestined."
" Absolutely not. They are hard and heavy and difficult to play against. And they have John Tortorella as a coach. I have also had, and know how inflated they will be when the matches begin."
"– It will definitely be a challenge. But it is, on the other hand experience the challenges of playing hockey, of course. It will be very fun right now."
"Been with injuries."
"Whether or not Anton himself is from the start remains to be seen. He made a comeback after a one-month lengthy spell on the sidelines just before the grundserieavslutningen but sat back in the stands in Saturday's epilogue in Boston."
" I got the sensations of the same injury again, unfortunately. Hopefully there will not be too serious. I have seen far too much hockey this season. I want to play, not watch, " he says."
"However, it seems quite clear to Victor Hedman, who missed the last week of the series due to a whack to the head, is on the ice when the puck is released in the Amalie Arena in the night."
"Say nothing to the judgment, but thus it becomes all the Bolts, of course, even better..."