Brenden Dillon

High-scoring top lines dominating best defenders in playoffs

Each time Boston's top line jumps over the boards, the Tampa Bay Lightning are on red alert.

Make a mistake and Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak will make you pay.

"You think it's going all right and you're playing well, and they only need one look," Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh said. "We knew that. That's no surprise. They're a good line."

Top lines are lighting up opponents all over the playoffs, ratcheting scoring up to a pace not seen in more than two decades. Top trios from the Capitals, Golden Knights, Penguins, Jets and Predators are having their way against top opposing defensemen. Goals are supposed to be...

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