Ranking the Top Round Two Games in Tampa Bay Lightning History

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3. 2011, Game Two vs. Washington

After coming from behind from 3-1 down against Pittsburgh in round one, Tampa Bay would stay hot in round two. The Lightning took game one in Washington and found themselves in a back-and-forth second game.

Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals tied the game at two with just over a minute to go in regulation, sending the game to overtime. In the extra frame, Tampa Bay would catch Washington in a bad change for the game winning goal. A back-hand feed by Teddy Purcell found Vinny Lecavalier all alone in front of the net. Lecavalier would make a nice move and roof it and then jump into the Washington glass as Tampa Bay would head home with a 2-0 lead in the series.

This win was the fifth straight game the 2011 Lightning would win. They would extend their win streak to eight games, spanning from the first round to the Eastern Conference Final. The Lightning would go on to sweep Washington and advance to the Conference Final for the second time in franchise history.