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Devils finally know who they’ll face in Stanley Cup playoffs


Devils finally know who they’ll face in Stanley Cup playoffs

It took an extra day for the Devils to find out their playoff opponent.

The Panthers’ 4-2 win over the Bruins in Boston — a makeup game played Sunday night after snow forced a postponement earlier in the season — means the Lightning are the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the Devils will be heading to the sunshine state.

The Devils’ first playoff series since 2012 begins 7 p.m. Thursday at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

The matchup is a favorable one for the Devils, who swept the three regular-season meetings between the teams. The Devils are one of two teams (along with the Golden Knights) not to lose to the Lightning this season. They should be well-rested as star Taylor Hall, forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac, and defenseman Sami Vatanen sat out the team’s loss to the Capitals on Saturday in its regular-season finale.



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