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Lightning advance to Eastern Conference Final with double OT win

The final was 3-2 in double overtime.

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.

Live updates:

11:11 p.m.

The Lightning win and advance to the Eastern Conference Final with a double-overtime victory! Victor Hedman is the hero!

10:33 p.m.

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.

9:45 p.m.

End of regulation. The Lightning and Bruins are tied 2-2. Next goal wins.

9:40 p.m.

David Krejci ties the game on a late goal in the third period. It's 2-2.

9:33 p.m.

With the Bruins facing elimination, the Lightning take the lead on a goal from Anthony Cirelli at 12:03 in the third period.

9:07 p.m.

The third period is underway. The Lightning and Bruins are tied 1-1. A win sends Tampa Bay to the Eastern Conference Final. 

8:49 p.m.

After two periods of play, the Lightning and Bruins are tied 1-1.

8:32 p.m.

David Pastrnak gets a power play goal to tie the game 1-1.

8:15 p.m.

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.

8:09 p.m.

The second period is underway as the Lightning look to get on the board first.

7:49 p.m.

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.

7:10 p.m.

The puck has dropped and the Bruins and Lightning are underway in Game 5.


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