Pittsburgh Penguins: Top Playoff Matchups We Want to See

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: Sidney Crosby
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PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 26: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shakes hands with Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning after a 2-1 win in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 26, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 26: Sidney Crosby /

4) Penguins vs. Lightning

This match up being last on our list means that it would be fun to watch, but I wouldn’t want to have to face the Lightning realistically.

Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins /

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the top team in the league and they have been absolutely dominating. With two potential MVP candidates in Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, a likely Norris trophy winner in Victor Hedman and a likely Vezina trophy winner in Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Lightning have it going in all aspects.

This series would be fast-paced and very skillful, resulting in some great hockey being played. And the Penguins have their own superstars though, so I’m not too worried. It’s just a match up I’d rather not see.