Lightning take Game 5 and command of conference final

Mikhail Sergachev scores his first goal of the postseason and assists on the winner as the conference final heads back to Amalie Arena.

The third period has been winning time for the Lightning this postseason

It’s when inspiring words are spouted in the locker room, and champions play like they’re chasing their first Stanley Cup.

The Lightning went into the third period of Thursday’s Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final deadlocked 

Defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, who entered the night with no postseason goals

scored the tying goal in the second period and assisted on the the winning goal with 1:50 remaining to help give the Lightning a 3-1 win and a 3-2 series lead.

scored the tying goal in the second period and assisted on the the winning goal with 1:50 remaining to help give the Lightning a 3-1 win and a 3-2 series lead.

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