Boston’s 19-year-old rookie — a healthy scratch in the playoffs until debuting and scoring in Saturday’s Game 1 loss — tallied two goals and two assists to lead the Boston Bruins past the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning scored three goals in under 90 seconds in the first period en route to a 5-2 road victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at TD Garden.
For the first time in playoff history, the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet with a berth in the Stanley Cup final up for grabs.
Steve Downie scored the game-winning goal and added two assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning forced Game 7 by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 Monday night at the St. Pete Times Forum.
James Neal scored his first career playoff goal in double overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Tampa Bay Lighting 3-2, giving the Pens a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Tyler Kennedy scored the winner and Kris Letang added two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in Game 3 on Monday night.
Eric Brewer scored a goal and two assists and 41-year-old Dwayne Roloson made 35 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1, tying the best-of-seven series 1-1 on Friday.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for the shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins took game one 3-0 at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a rash of serious injuries this season to earn home-ice advantage in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Make no mistake: some familiar faces will be at the top of the heap in the Southeast Division.
Conversely, some usual suspects should be floundering amongst the NHL’s basement from the same region.