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EP Rinkside 3 Stars for Week 8 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

If you think about it, everything really is professional wrestling.

The reigning, defending two-time Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning is in trouble. They traded punches in the early goings of this Cup Final, then got hit with what felt like a potentially devastating shot. And sure, they made a brief but definitive comeback for a while there, but the challengers eventually got the better of some 50/50 offense. 

And now here we are, potentially just a few heartbeats away from the finisher that puts them away for good.

Can the Bolts reach down deep and make that last big statement to show why they’re still the undisputed champs? We’ll find out tonight. But first, we gotta talk about how we got here.

Let’s go:

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