The Tampa Bay Lightning have jumped out to a 2-0 series lead after defeating the Florida Panthers 2-1 in Game 2. The tone of the game was a complete reversal from the first as the Panthers were intent on making it a physical affair from the drop of the puck.
The Lightning opened the scoring in the first period on the power play, and largely controlled the game by limiting high-danger chances for the Panthers afterwards before Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one to squeak by in the third to tie things up. But a late push with seconds remaining would seal the deal for the Lightning as they head back to Tampa for two games with a 2-0 series lead.
Here’s our biggest takeaways from Game 2.