Playoff Capsules - Conference Semifinals
Thursday, April 22, 2004; Page D02
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens
• 2003-04 series record: Tied, 2-2.
• How they got here: Tampa Bay beat No. 8 New York Islanders, 4-1; Montreal beat No. 2 Boston, 4-3.
Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis had zero points in first two home playoff games against Islanders before breaking out once the series shifted to New York. St. Louis finished with four goals and an assist in final three games.
The Canadiens, 23-time Stanley Cup champions, are a playoff underdog against a team that made its NHL debut same season as Canadiens' last championship (1992-93).
Friday: at Tampa Bay, 7
Sunday: at Tampa Bay, 4
Tuesday: at Montreal, 7
April 29: at Montreal, 7
*May 1: at Tampa Bay, TBA
*May 3: at Montreal, 7
*May 5: at Tampa Bay, 7
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
• 2003-04 series record: Philadelphia, 3-1.
• How they got here: Philadelphia beat No. 6 New Jersey, 4-1; Toronto beat No. 5 Ottawa, 4-3.
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