5 Takeaways from Lightning vs. Rangers Game 5

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We have seen this movie time and time again. The Tampa Bay Lightning rose to the occasion once again and seized control of the Eastern Conference Final with a 3-1 win on the road in game five. The Lightning have stormed back from 2-0 down in the series with a chance to advance to their third straight Stanley Cup Final on home ice Saturday night.

The victory marked the first win on the road for Tampa Bay in the series and the first loss for the Rangers at home since game one of the playoffs. Mikhail Sergachev played the hero with a goal and assist along with another strong night for Andrei Vasilevskiy between the pipes.

Let’s break down what we took away.