While the TD Garden tenants aren't necessarily sharing similar success in their respective second rounds, it's still an exciting time for Bostonians to be enthralled in the postseason buzz.
The Bruins, who struggled to get by the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round, are now on the verge of sweeping the defending Eastern Conference champion Flyers — a team that embarrassed the Black and Gold in the second round a year ago. Let's not get into that.
Waiting for the B's and Flyers to wrap things up is Tampa Bay, as the Lightning made quick work of the No. 1-seed Capitals via four-game sweep.
Down the hall from the B's are the Celtics, who returned to Boston from Miami recently down 2-0 to the Heat. The aging Big Three were simply outplayed in South Beach and the bench isn't pulling its weight — not the best recipe for success.
Old pal Joe Thornton and the Sharks appear to be on their way to breaking their recent postseason slump and are on the verge of sweeping the mighty Red Wings. The Sharks have been the No. 1 seed in five of the last eight seasons but have failed to make it to a Stanley Cup Finals during the stretch.
The Lakers were preseason favorites to make yet another trip to the Finals, but Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks won't have any of that, as Mark Cuban's club is up 2-0 on the defending champs. Trouble in Tinseltown? You bet.
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