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Breakdown: Lightning vs. Islanders

Updated: April 21, 2004, 2:30 PM ET
By Bill Clement | Special to ESPN.com

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5-on-5 This is not a typical No. 1 vs. No. 8 series. The Lightning won 42 games and the Islanders 38, so this series is much more evenly-matched than a normal 1-8 matchup. Tampa's top six forwards are better than New York's, led by MVP candidate Martin St. Louis. The Lightning also has a very slight edge in goals for and goals against.

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