Ranking the Top Round Two Games in Tampa Bay Lightning History

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Honorable Mention:  2022, Game Two vs. Florida

Following a remarkable seven game series victory over Toronto in round one, the 2022 Lightning were rewarded with the Presidents Trophy winning Florida Panthers. Game two of the series earns a mention thanks to the late game heroics of Nikita Kucherov and Ross Colton.

The Lightning thumped Florida pretty well in game one and game two was a much tighter affair that was surely heading for overtime. Tampa Bay would capitalize on a late Florida giveaway and Kucherov would fire a no-look, behind the back pass in front for Colton who would one-time it past Sergei Bobrovsky with four seconds remaining. The late blow pretty much spelled doom for the Panthers who lost both games on home ice and would go on to be swept.