Ranking the Top Round Two Games in Tampa Bay Lightning History

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4. 2018, Game 4 vs. Boston

After winning game three in Boston, the 2018 Lightning already had the split they were looking for and held a 2-1 series lead over the Bruins. Game four turned out to be an epic, back and forth game that would require extra hockey.

After going up 2-0, Tampa Bay would allow three unanswered Boston goals and the Bruins would take a 3-2 lead in the third period. A tying goal on a Steven Stamkos one-timer stunned the Boston crowd and sent the TD Garden into a frenzy following a potential tripping call that went un-called and led directly to the tying goal.

In overtime, the unlikeliest of heroes would get his stick on game winning goal. Dan Girardi came all the way down from the blue line and went right to the blue paint. He got his stick on a back-hand feed from Alex Killorn for the game wining goal as Tampa Bay would steal both games in Boston and take a 3-1 series lead and would eventually go on to win their first ever playoff series over Boston.