Loyal Lightning fans still hope to get Game 5 playoff tickets

TAMPA - This could be it!

The Tampa Bay Lightning could be one game away from moving on to the eastern conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Only the Boston Bruins stand in the Bolts way.

The Lightning vs. Bruins' game today could put an end to this second round series of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup Playoffs if the Bolts win.

A couple dozen college students grabbed folding chairs and got in line outside of Amalie Arena at about 4 a.m. Sunday in hopes of snagging tickets for today's playoff game.

When the puck hits the ice at 3 p.m. today, Amalie Arena is expected to be packed and washed in blue and white, the colors of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Bolts leads the series 3-1.

Should the Bolts win, they will move on to play either Pittsburgh or Washington.

There are several Bolts-vs-Bruins watch parties in the Tampa Bay area, but probably none larger than the crowd expected at Thunder Alley outside Amalie Arena.

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