NHL Hockey

Goal with 3.8 left puts Lightning up 2-0

(AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) In four games over a pressure-filled week, the Tampa Bay Lightning have gone from the brink of playoff elimination to a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series on Thursday night.

The Lightning have won four straight since falling behind Toronto 3-2 in the first round and will look to take a commanding series lead over the Presidents Trophy-winning Panthers when the matchup moves across the state to Tampa for Game 3 on Sunday.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 C. McDavid, Edm1234479
2 J. Gaudreau, Cgy1154075
3 J. Huberdeau, Fla1153085
4 L. Draisaitl, Edm1105555
5 K. Kaprizov, Min1084761
6 A. Matthews, Tor1066046
7 S. Stamkos, TB1064264
8 M. Tkachuk, Cgy1044262
9 J. Miller, Van993267
10 M. Marner, Tor973562
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 I. Shesterkin, NYR2.07
2 F. Andersen, Car2.17
3 J. Markstrom, Cgy2.22
4 I. Sorokin, NYI2.40
5 J. Swayman, Bos2.41
6 T. Jarry, Pit2.42
7 L. Ullmark, Bos2.45
8 A. Raanta, Car2.45
9 A. Vasilevskiy, TB2.49
10 J. Oettinger, Dal2.53
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