No matter what team you affiliate yourself with as a fan, the Stanley Cup Playoffs is something that I describe as a party with a show: everyone is invited, whether you’re participating or not. Even if your team isn’t in it, just watching the playoffs can give you chills. For the fans whose favorite teams are taking to the ice in hopes of winning the league championship, the run can be both painful and magical. We experienced that last year, when the Lightning went on that surprise early summer run, beating the Penguins in 7 games, sweeping then cup favorite the Capitals, and then pushing the Bruins to the max, losing in game 7 by the minimal score possible in a hockey game. For us here at Bolts by the Bay, it was a great experience that was both amazing and excruciating at the same time. This year, the Lightning won’t be competing. However, Lightning fans, along with fans of each and every single team will be watching, hoping to experience something out of the ordinary during this early summer party. I made some predictions during the beginning of last week, before the playoffs began. Some of them look to be taking shape, while others have been turned completely upside down... more.