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Tampa Bay Lightning Display Their Championship Pedigree

from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,

It’s now on the Maple Leafs to steal a page, if not several, from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s playoff playbook.

The Leafs knew the Lightning was going to respond with a better effort in Game 2 on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Arena after the Leafs spanked the visitors in Game 1.

Tampa proved Toronto right, beating the Leafs 5-3 to tie the best-of-seven, first-round series 1-1 in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs.

That continued a post-season habit for the Lightning, which benefited from a sharp performance from goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and dominance on special teams.

In each of the past two years, when Tampa Bay put together back-to-back Cup championships, the Lightning didn’t lose consecutive games.

The Leafs prided themselves during the regular season on quickly forgetting tough losses, and they will have to do the same in Game 3 in Tampa on Friday. The Lightning can do it in the playoffs. There’s no reason the Leafs can’t as well.

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Game highlights are below.

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The Leafs knew the Lightning was going to respond with a better effort in Game 2 on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Arena after the Leafs spanked the visitors in Game 1.

Crazy how lazy editors are anymore.  Reads like cletus telling a story around the campfire.

Posted by ThatGuy on 05/05/22 at 01:28 PM ET

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