1. The Roller Coaster
For the second straight game, the Lightning surrendered a 2-0 lead. Not only did they lose that lead in the second period alone, but they also surrendered the tying and go-ahead goal for Toronto in the final minute of the second. The lead they had was turned completely on its head in stunning fashion.
A strong start to the game was once again squandered and seemed as though the game and the season had completely slipped away. That was all forgotten with Nikita Kucherov’s tying goal on the two-man advantage in the third period. From that point on, Tampa Bay took a stranglehold on the game and seemed destined to score another in regulation, but it would have to wait.