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Roger Mooney’s takeaways from Lightning-Bruins Game 2

Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) attempts to guide the puck into he net as Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) blocks his shot during the first period of Game 2 in the Eastern Conference semifinal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Monday, April 30, 2018 in Tampa. (DIRK SHADD | Times)
Published May 1, 2018
Updated May 1, 2018

The Lightning has shown the ability all season to bounce back from poor efforts. It was good to see Tampa Bay bounce back in the playoffs against a top-tier team. That comes from all the leaders in the dressing room.

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How good was it to see Brayden Point set up three of the Lightning's goals? Especially after the game he had Saturday — minus-5. Not all of that was on Point, but he was not happy with his effort. That should not have been the case after Monday's game.

It is hard to kill off a 5-on-3 penalty. The Lightning was 0-for-2 doing that against the Devils in the first round. But it killed off one during the first period Monday and it was big — if only for a few minutes. The Bruins scored two minutes later, but a goal when down two men could have been a game turner.