Ranking the Top Round Two Games in Tampa Bay Lightning History

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2. 2020, Game Five vs. Boston

In a repeat of their 2018 series against Boston, Tampa Bay would drop the first game and then win the following three games to take a 3-1 lead. In 2020, the fourth consecutive win would be a hard-earned double OT thriller thanks to the heroics of Victor Hedman.

The Lightning looked to be on their way to burying the Bruins in game five. Out of nowhere, Boston tied the game late thanks to a fortunate bounce onto the stick of David Krejci. Boston would fight for their lives and force a second overtime period. Victor Hedman would eventually win it thanks to a sweet curl and drag to cap off a strong offensive zone shift.

The victory marked the second OT game of the series. Game two was a thriller in its own right as Tampa Bay earned a scrappy victory to bring the series level. This win also was the second time in three years eliminating Boston from the playoffs, both of which came in five games.