The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after one of the best regular seasons ever.

The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents Trophy winners with a 7-3 victory Tuesday night. Tampa Bay became the first team in the expansion era, which began in 1967-68, to go winless in the first round of the playoffs after leading the league in points during the regular season.

And what a season it was. Tampa Bay tied the NHL record for wins with 62 and amassed 128 points, fourth in NHL history.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, bottom left, of Denmark, scores against Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Oliver Bjorkstrand, bottom left, of Denmark, scores against Tampa Bay Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, didn’t clinch the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot until the 81st game. But they outplayed the Lightning with a smothering forecheck and stellar goaltending by Sergei Bobrovsky.

Columbus advances to play the winner of the Boston-Toronto series, which the Maple Leafs lead 2-1.

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Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, left, and Tampa Bay Lightning's Jan Rutta, of the Czech Republic, fight for a loose puck during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois, left, and Tampa Bay Lightning’s Jan Rutta, of the Czech Republic, fight for a loose puck during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, of Russia, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Tampa Bay Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, of Russia, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets’ Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde, center, carries the puck between Columbus Blue Jackets' Riley Nash, left, and Boone Jenner during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Tampa Bay Lightning’s Yanni Gourde, center, carries the puck between Columbus Blue Jackets’ Riley Nash, left, and Boone Jenner during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save as teammate Seth Jones, right, and Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli fight for position in front of the net during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, makes a save as teammate Seth Jones, right, and Tampa Bay Lightning’s Anthony Cirelli fight for position in front of the net during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, right, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates Oliver Bjorkstrand, left, of Denmark, and Adam Clendening during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Pierre-Luc Dubois, right, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates Oliver Bjorkstrand, left, of Denmark, and Adam Clendening during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)