Projecting The Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Starting Lineup

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been locked into a first round matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs for some time now and are really just playing out their games and looking to get on a roll. They are relatively healthy other than the concerning injury to Tanner Jeannot which should keep him out of the start of the playoffs. John Cooper said the injury was worrisome, so we will look at how the Lightning will look without Jeannot.

With emerging talent throughout the lineup, the Lightning are able to spread the wealth out a bit, after their loaded up first line, and look like a deeper team. Here's a look at what the starting lineup for the postseason should look like:

Steven Stamkos - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Brandon Hagel - Nick Paul - Ross Colton
Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - Corey Perry
Pat Maroon - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Michael Eyssimont

Mikhail Sergachev - Nick Perbix
Victor Hedman - Zach Bogosian
Ian Cole  Erik Cernak

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Brian Elliott

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