TAMPA, Fla — The Lightning are advancing to the Eastern Conference Final after a 3-2 double-overtime victory over the Bruins on Monday.
The Bolts led the series 3-1 entering Monday. Tampa Bay has never lost a playoff series when up 3-1.
Going into tonight's game, the Lightning were 12-9 all-time in Game 5's and have won their last seven Game 5's entering the night. Tampa Bay's three-game win streak was also the longest active win streak in the NHL entering Monday.
The Lightning win and advance to the Eastern Conference Final with a double-overtime victory! Victor Hedman is the hero!
It's going to take at least a double overtime to decide this one.
In the first overtime period, the Lightning had a power play but couldn't capitalize. They are 0/4 on the night with the man advantage.
Boston outshot Tampa Bay in the overtime period 11-7. Overall, the Bruins are dominating in the shots department, 46-28.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has been a force to be reckoned with in this one, saving 44 shots.
End of regulation. The Lightning and Bruins are tied 2-2. Next goal wins.
David Krejci ties the game on a late goal in the third period. It's 2-2.
With the Bruins facing elimination, the Lightning take the lead on a goal from Anthony Cirelli at 12:03 in the third period.
The third period is underway. The Lightning and Bruins are tied 1-1. A win sends Tampa Bay to the Eastern Conference Final.
After two periods of play, the Lightning and Bruins are tied 1-1.
David Pastrnak gets a power play goal to tie the game 1-1.
Ondrej Palat gets the Lightning on the board first 4:21 into the 2nd period. Kevin Shattenkirk and Blake Coleman each get an assist. It's 1-0.
The second period is underway as the Lightning look to get on the board first.
The Lightning and Bruins are scoreless after one period of play. The Lightning had a four-minute power play that they failed to capitalize on. Boston also had a power play in the period and did not score. The Bruins outshot the Lightning 8-5 in the first.
The puck has dropped and the Bruins and Lightning are underway in Game 5.
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