I wouldn't say it's as big an upset as people are saying. The Jackets were 3 wins away from taking first in the Metro (and they gave up two wins to fucking Edmonton). It's not like if a team that had all kinds of issues all year and snuck in was doing this. I mean, yes, Tampa was historically good this year, but save for an ill-timed slump the Jackets were not "bad". The difference was noted by a Chicago writer who said the Jackets have been playing Playoff hockey for 3 weeks, while the Lightning have been cruising for 2 months.