Boston Bruins: 3 keys to trouncing Tampa Bay in game 2

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The Lightning put forth a strong effort in Game 1, but it has to be stronger and better against the Boston Bruins in Monday's Game 2, particularly against Boston's top line, which accounted for 11 points in the series-opening game. Shutting down Boston's top line will be their main priority, but the fact that Nash has arrived certainly adds another layer of difficulty to the task at hand.

Coach Cooper said both players were taking body-maintenance days and reassured Bolts fans "They'll be fine". "A really good team showed us what happens when you do that".

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took a calculated risk when he pulled Vasilevskiy during a power play with more than seven minutes remaining in the game.

"The objective of our practice was to put us in the best position to be ready to play (Monday) night, and we got to play the game faster, we got to play the game harder", Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.

Because of the amount of high-ranked teams entering the second round, fans can expect to see many series' going into game sixes and game sevens.

"Getting this squared up before we go to Winnipeg is definitely important", said Watson, who felt great and called it a good practice. "It kind of bit us in the ass".

Boston's top line of Brad Marchand (one goal, three assists) David Pastrnak (four assists) and Patrice Bergeron (two goals, one assist) combined for 11 points, a huge contrast from Tampa Bay's top line of Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and J.T. Miller, which went scoreless in Game 1. It involved a shot block that stung him, a hard check to get the puck from a Lightning attacker, and a diving play to get the puck out of the zone at the blue line. "You don't waste your time with after-the-whistle activities". "Riley is little more methodical in his approach and Sean is all about closing and taking away time and space, so whatever the best fit is, that's how we'll probably determine it". The Bruins scored first towards the end of the first frame on a Rick Nash tip-in power play goal, and they led the rest of the way.

"It's just one game", Burns said.

Game 3 is Wednesday in Boston.

The Sharks were resilient in Game 2, showing they could skate and hit with the expansion Golden Knights, and they earned the key win when Logan Couture fired a wrist shot by Marc-Andre Fleury at the five minute, 13 second mark of the second extra session.

Back-to-back defending champion Pittsburgh roared back from a two-goal, third-period deficit to beat the Washington Capitals, while the Winnipeg Jets chased Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne in a convincing 4-1 victory in Game 1.

The 14-year veteran said the lack of discipline, and even his own mistakes, are nothing to dwell on if the Golden Knights want to steal back home-ice advantage. "You win 7-0 or you lose like last night, you always got to start fresh every night".

Before the game begins, you can get caught up on everything you need to know in News Channel 8's Road to the Cup pregame special. "Clearly it wasn't. I thought we finished well, got some timely saves, some timely goals".

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