Cristodero said that if the start align yesterday, the Lightning could clinch a playoff spot for the first time in four years. What needed to happen, besides the Lightning beating the Senators, was that the Hurricanes needed to lose in regulation to the Caps. Well the win for us happened, but the Hurricanes kept their playoffs hopes alive win a win over Washington. Now the Lightning look for the two points next game to clinch a playoff spot against the Pens on Thursday night.

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