Roger Mooney’s takeaways from the Lightning’s Game 2 win over the Devils

Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91), left, and left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrate Killorn's second-period goal. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91), left, and left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrate Killorn's second-period goal. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Published April 14 2018
Updated April 14 2018

1. Home ice is only good if you take advantage of it, and the Lightning did by winning the first two games of this first-round series at Amalie Arena. Now the series shifts to New Jersey, where the Lightning will try to do what the Devils could not do in Tampa — steal at least one game.

2. Remember those two 1 p.m. games the Lightning played on consecutive Saturdays in early March? They served as a warmup for the playoffs, helping the players — who are creatures of routine — create a routine for an unusual start time.

3. Secondary scoring is huge in the postseason, and so far the Lightning has that down pat. Alex Killorn has three goals. Tyler Johnson has two. Ryan McDonagh has three assists.

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