One game does not prove anything and our team shined bright the next four to take down the Bruins.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his fourth shutout of the playoffs and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Western Conference Final in their inaugural season after beating the San Jose Sharks 3-0 in Game 6 of their second-round series Sunday.
It seemed after the Bolts took the lead, the Bruins lost steam.
"Boston set the bar for us, and we played them three times late in the year", Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after his team's 3-1 victory over the Bruins ended their second-round playoff series in five games. Boston played without D Torey Krug, who injured his left ankle during Game 4.More news: Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny sequel coming this fall
The Tampa Bay Lightning, with a primary assist from a team that handled them during the regular season, are back in the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years. It's easier said than done, but that's the roadmap laid out for the Bruins as they get ready for a do-or-die Game 5. Shortly after Backes' exit at the midway point of the second period, crucial penalty-killer Patrice Bergeron was called for tripping and Miller was able to convert on the power play and give Tampa the lead.
Brayden Point and J.T. Miller scored second-period goals and Anton Stralman added an empty-netter with 1:29 remaining to end any chance for a Boston comeback.
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Marchand, who has not tweeted much recently, wasn't about to let that slide. "They were better than we were in a lot of areas".
Right off the bat, the Lightning's 113 points is looking rather consistent as the field of playoff teams narrows to seven teams. The Bruins fell to 0-24 when trailing 3-1 in a series.
"I think, to be honest, we had that long layover and for whatever reason we just came out a little flat". "We don't expect it to happen again", he told ESPN in an email. "It's very disappointing. The team that we have and the way we played all year... all along we were finding ways and making things easier for ourselves", said the star centerman.
With more than just a few Boston fans expressing how it may be time for the Finnish goaltender to find a new home, we will wait to see what the Bruins front office does with him. A season that saw the Bruins exceed expectations, also proved that their future is very bright. Whichever one emerges from that series is going to have its hands full with the best team in the conference, if not the entire National Hockey League.More news: Jeffrey Tambor opens up on sexual harassment allegations, Transparent firing