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NHL - US Sports: Lightning seeking consistency

After equalling their First Round Eastern Conference series with the Toronto Maple Leafs at 2-2, forward Pat Maroon says the Tampa Bay Lightning know how they need to play to have success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

(This article was originally published on 10.05.2022) 

The Lightning, 1/1 to prevail from the best-of-seven series and 11/1 to three-peat as Stanley Cup Champions, with all the action on our Sports Live Streaming service, have bounced back from defeats in Games 1 and 3 with wins in Games 2 and 4.

Playoff specialists

With the 7-3 win on Sunday, Tampa Bay improved to 16-0 following a defeat in the playoffs, dating back to 2020.

In those 16 games, Tampa Bay have scored 63 goals while giving up just 25. Netminder Andrei has recorded a .945 save-percentage, a 1.41 goals-against average, and five shutouts in the bounce back victories.

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Maroon is in a third season with the Lightning and his goal against Toronto was his first of the series.

In 52 post-season games for Tampa Bay over the past three seasons, the rugged 34-year-old winger has recorded 11 points (four goals, seven assists).

Back to Toronto

Game 5 of the series is in Toronto on Tuesday, and if it goes the distance, the Leafs will enjoy home ice advantage in game seven having finished five points ahead of the Lightning for second place in the Atlantic Division (54-21-7).

"When we play like that ... we just have to find a way to do it the next game," Maroon said. "We know we can do it.

"We know what works. We know what's successful for our team and playing the right way and playing hard, and playing the right way works."

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