The Tampa Bay Lightning aren’t exactly off to a good start in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Tampa currently is fighting from behind, with the Blue Jackets taking a commanding 2-0 series lead in Friday night’s Game 2 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
But Victor Hedman didn’t want anyone on the Blue Jackets to get too comfortable taking a two-game edge.
The Lightning defenseman was on his way back to the bench when he chirped Columbus’ bench.
As you can see, Riley Nash is sitting atop the bench listening to what Hedman had to say. And even though Columbus ultimately collapsed last season after taking a 2-0 lead on the Washington Capitals, Hedman apparently forgot Nash wasn’t a member of the club at that time.
Nash was a part of another playoff team — the Boston Bruins — so he clearly wasn’t taking Hedman’s words to heart.
We’ll see if the Blue Jackets can knock out Tampa, or if they will face another first-round collapse.
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