Tampa Bay Lightning to face Boston Bruins in Round 2 of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Posted at 9:53 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 21:54:10-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- The matchups are now set for the second round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Boston Bruins for Round 2 of the best-of-seven game series with Game 1 taking place Sunday, August 23 at 8 p.m. ET.


The Lightning secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference bracket after finishing second to the Philadelphia Flyers in round-robin play. Tampa Bay beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team the Lightning got swept by in the first round of the 2019 playoffs, in five hard-fought games.

Tampa Bay finished second in the pandemic-shortened regular season to the Boston Bruins. Despite finishing the regular season with the best record, the Bruins finished last in round-robin play so Boston secured the fourth seed in the first round of the playoffs.

The Bruins advanced to the second round after taking the series 4-1 over the Carolina Hurricanes.