Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Pittsburgh columnist wonders what's going on with Lightning-Penguins series

Six manic periods and 40 overtime seconds into the unfolding drama that is Penguins-Bolts, their Eastern Conference final series retains, for the moment, a certain indefinable quality.

I'd say it's ephemeral, if I was real sure what ephemeral meant.

It's not so much because the series is tied at 1-1 ahead of Act III tonight on the shores of Tampa, Fla., it's that the Penguins and the Lightning are constructed so similarly, from their super-swift forwards to their sensational if still callow goaltenders, that watching them try to figure each other out might be considered a developing challenge to the hockey I.Q.

Like I have one.

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