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.
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.