Rock Riley on Lightning-Bruins Game 2

The series shifts to Boston on Wednesday for Game 3.

"With every round, you have to elevate your game, your intensity, everything", Cooper said. "We can't take those kinds of penalties. So let's call it how it is".

The Lightning controlled the action for most of the period, holding the Bruins without a shot for the first 14 minutes. The Bruins top line continued their dominance from the first round, with Marchand and Bergeron netting goals in the 3rd to extend the Bruins lead to 5-2.

The No. 2 line centered by Brayden Point (minus-5 in Game 1) was in trouble as well and did not produce consistently.

This Bruins team seems destined for greatness. Even though Boston hopped out to a major deficit in game one, expect to see the Lightning come back swinging in game two to win a game and pull out four following wins. Rookie Jake DeBrusk was penalized for swatting Anton Stralman's stick out of his hands seconds after the faceoff following Nash's goal, and the Lightning converted that power play despite some controversy.

Surprisingly, Bruce Cassidy says the Bruins must improve in Game 2, as well. After beating the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round and setting a tone in the series opener, he is putting no limitations on his team's capabilities.

"I didn't like the game we played, that was the main thing", Gallant said Sunday before he and the Golden Knights left for San Jose.

The Bruins are a multi-dimensional team that skate well, are creative on offense and solid defensively.

"We knew that they'd come out hard in the first and we'd have to try to weather the storm and gain the lead".

The key issue may be the play of goaltender Tuukka Rask. The Boston top line has now accounted for 41 points in the postseason, all of those coming in the five playoff wins the Bruins have registered.

Not only did the Bruins give up 10 consecutive shots to start the game, but most of those chances had some real quality to them. The Boston Bruins had 2 days off, and Tampa Bay had a full week of rest. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. It was also puck movement.

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Well, Game 1 of this series was a serious beat down. "You can't get too high or too low". Is there stuff we can build off this game? "We did some good things, but our game was not at a playoff level like the other team that had just played in a Game 7, and that's what we have to bring (Monday night) or it's going to be a long series for us".

"We lost 6-2, so it doesn't matter how we feel about how we played", Cooper said.

Ahead 4-2 in the third period of Game 1, the combination of Pastrnak-Marchand-Bergeron resulted in a memorable fifth goal against the Lightning.

The Bruins were able to steal Game 1 on the road and put up six goals in the process. "We're obviously a better team with him in the lineup".

"Any time you get emotional like that and attached to the game like he was, it gives you extra energy, and I thought he was great".


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