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Pittsburgh columnist wonders what's going on with Lightning-Penguins series

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) battles Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Eric Fehr (16) during second period action of game one of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Console Energy Center in Pittsburgh. DIRK SHADD   |   Times  


Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) battles Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Eric Fehr (16) during second period action of game one of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Console Energy Center in Pittsburgh. DIRK SHADD | Times

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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Pittsburgh columnist wonders what's going on with Lightning-Penguins series 05/18/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:43am]
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