While it hasn't exactly been evident, the Bruins have been the better team this series, but the Capitals' offensive firepower has kept them competitive, even while the Bruins have been outplaying them 5x5.
The Lightning extend the lead over the Panthers as Alex Killorn scores twice in the second period.
Ross Colton actually got the Lightning off to a 1-0 lead, just 53 seconds into the first period and it quickly looked like Tampa Bay would just roll over Florida.
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If there were areas of improvement to focus on, it's that once the game hit extra time, the Bruins turned on the jets and the Capitals were on their heels.
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Special teams again played a huge factor with the Bruins having five power plays and the Capitals getting seven. Boston scored three times with the man advantage and held Washington to just one.
“I’ve experienced a lot of different things, a lot of tough injuries like that in my time,” Keefe said. “In an empty building like that, it’s probably the most uncomfortable situation I’ve been a part of on the ice. It was really tough to get through. Our players were rattled and concerned. I was obviously very concerned.”