Lightning set to take on Islanders in Stanley Cup semifinals

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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates his goal with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and center Steven Stamkos (91) during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against th Florida Panthers, Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

TAMPA (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on a familiar foe on their road to potentially repeating as Stanley Cup champions for the first time since 2016-2017.

The Lightning will take on the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup semifinals. The Islanders defeated the Boston Bruins in their game on Wednesday night with the score of 6-2, winning their series 4-2.

The Bolts defeated the Islanders 4-2 last year in the NHL playoff bubble.

This will be the fourth playoff meeting between the two teams with the Lightning winning the previous three series.

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