Tampa Bay Lightning eliminate Boston Bruins 3-1, advance to Eastern Conference Finals
The Tampa Bay Lightning, with a primary assist from a team that handled them during the regular season, are back in the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years. Thank you, Boston Bruins. Brayden Point and J.T. Miller scored second-period goals and Anton Stralman added an empty-netter with 1:29 remaining to end any chance for a Boston comeback. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots -- 14 in the final period -- for the Lightning, who rebounded from losing the series opener at home to eliminate the Bruins in five games. Boston won three of the four games between the teams during the regular season, finishing one point behind Tampa Bay for the Atlantic Division title and the No. 1 seed in the East.