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TAMPA http://www.officialredwings.com/authenti...kin-jersey , Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning have been just as resilient in the Stanley Cup playoffs as they’ve been all season.Challenged by coach Jon Cooper to compete harder and raise their level of play after dropping the opener of their second-round series against the Boston Bruins, the top seed in the Eastern Conference responded with a 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the best-of-seven matchup Monday night.Brayden Point had an empty-net goal and three assists. He also teamed with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat to slow down Boston’s high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand.Game 3 is Wednesday night in Boston.”It feels good. I thought we played well,” Point said after posting just the third four-point game in Tampa Bay’s history. ”We had a tough night in Game 1. I thought we came back tonight knowing we’d end up better.”Point assisted on Tampa Bay’s first three goals before sealing the win with his empty-netter with 25.2 seconds left.Yanni Gourde had a first-period goal and Johnson and Palat also scored for the Lightning, which rebounded from a 6-2 loss in Game 1.”We needed to have a bounce back, we needed to have an answer, and I thought we did that,” Johnson said. ”I thought we competed really hard, I thought we played well and we got rewarded with some chances and some opportunities.”Bergeron, Pastrnak and Marchand combined for three goals and 11 points in the opener, with most of the damage coming while Point’s line was trying to contain them. They had four more points in Game 2, but were unable to take over the game.Cooper said he never considered changing the matchup against Boston’s top line.”I honestly didn’t. … We know they can do it. We have faith in them, and I thought they were outstanding tonight,” Cooper said before turning his attention back to Point.”The kid’s a hockey player and he competes hard,” Cooper said. ”Trust me, if there was any talk of pulling him off that line, I think those three guys would have marched right into my room and said, `What are you doing?”’Charlie McAvoy scored for the Bruins late in the first period. Torey Krug’s late goal trimmed Tampa Bay’s lead to 3-2 with just over four minutes remaining.Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 18 shots. Tuukka Rask finished with 27 saves for Boston.”They lost 6-2 at home and didn’t feel good about their game. So, you’ve got to expect they’re going to come out and play hard,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said. ”I expect it in Game 3 going forward. They’ll play hard and so will we.”The Lightning had nearly twice as many scoring opportunities as the Bruins in the series opener and controlled play early Monday night, getting off the first 10 shots of the game and taking a 1-0 lead on Gourde’s power-play goal at 11:47 of the first period.With the exception of failing to taking advantage of a long 5-on-3 power play, the Bruins made the most of limited chances, with the Bergeron line leading the way.McAvoy’s goal, with Bergeron and Marchand assisting, made it 1-1. Pastrnak and Marchand set up Krug’s goal to keep the Bruins close.The Bergeron line has 12 goals and 41 points in Boston’s five playoff wins. The four assists Monday night are the only points the trio has delivered in four losses.”I know they had a good game, but I think it’s more on us,” Pastrnak said of the play of Point’s line. ”We’ve got to be better Wednesday.”McAvoy said no one should be surprised the series is tied headed to Boston for the next two games.”You want to sweep every series, obviously. But how attainable is that?” the defenseman said.”We’re down to the last eight teams in the league. Every team here belongs here. These guys are a great team. We were battling with them all year for first place in the standings Frans Nielsen Jersey Kids ,” McAvoy added. ”We know they’re a good team, but we’re a good team as well. So, this is going to be a tight series. I don’t think anybody doubts that.”NOTES: The Lightning have not fallen behind 2-0 in a playoff series since the 2014 Eastern Conference quarterfinals against Montreal. … Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara appeared in his 111th playoff game, tying Rick Middleton for fourth place on Boston’s career list. It was the 109th playoff game for Bergeron, tied with John Bucyk for the sixth-most in franchise history. … With his 24th career playoff goal, Johnson pulled even with Vincent Lecavalier for third on Tampa Bay’s all-time list.— HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan – In an April 8 story about the bus crash involving a Canadian hockey team, The Associated Press, quoting family members, said Xavier Labelle had been killed. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice said Monday the body of Parker Tobin was mistaken for that of Labelle. It said Labelle is injured but alive, and Tobin is among the deceased.—A junior hockey team was en route to a crucial playoff game Friday when a tractor-trailer slammed into their chartered bus, killing 15 and sending shock waves through a small town on the Canadian plain.More than half the passengers on the Humboldt Broncos’ bus were killed. Most were players who hailed from the prairie provinces known for farming, but victims also included coaches, a radio announcer, team statistician and a bus driver accustomed to weathering hazardous road conditions.The team’s first line, including the team captain and the son of a former NHL player, all died. Three of the young players killed were named Logan.Family members, friends and former team managers provided a glimpse of most of those who died:—FIRST LINE DOWNLogan Schatz, 20, was a four-year veteran of the Broncos and had been captain for more than half his time with the team. The high-scoring center was the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s player of the month twice this season.Schatz’s wingmen on the team’s top line, Jaxon Joseph and Conner Lukan, were also killed.Schatz had praised the two publicly in January. ”I’ve really clicked with Joseph and Lukan,” he said on the team’s website. ”I can’t say enough good things about them.”Joseph, 20, the son of former NHL player Chris Joseph, was among the leading scorers in the league playoffs. He had previously played on the St. Albert Raiders with Lukan.The death of Lukan, 21 Gordie Howe Jersey , of Slave Lake, Alberta, was announced by the Raiders on Twitter.Two other Raiders alumni also died in the crash: Stephen Wack and Logan Hunter.Wack, 21, had played two seasons with the Broncos and ”absolutely lived and breathed hockey,” his cousin Alicia Wack said.”Stephen has always been an amazing person, son, big brother, and cousin,” she said on Facebook. ”He is one of the most adventurous, ambitious, and loving people that I have ever been blessed to know.”Hunter was a great hockey player and a smart kid with a great sense of humor, said Kevin Porter, president of the Raiders. ”He always had a smile on his face,” Porter said.—COACHES KILLEDTributes to head coach Darcy Haugan described him as a great person, coach and mentor.”He will always be a great man in our hearts,” said his sister, who posted on Twitter under the name Debbie Jayne. ”The tears just keep coming.”Haugan played in the junior hockey league in the 1990s.Steven Wilson, a radio play-by-play announcer, called Haugan ”the classiest guy” in the league. The last time they saw each other, Haugan was playing video games in his office with one of his two young sons.”He was very dedicated to his family and at the same time he was a hockey guy,” Wilson said.Haugan’s wife, Christina George-Haugan, is the team’s office manager.One of Haugan’s assistants was Mark Cross, who had joined the team after being named most valuable player last year while playing with the Maroons in the Highway Hockey League.”I can honestly say I didn’t know a more kind-hearted, generous, caring and overall nice person,” cousin Graeme Cross said in an online tribute.”Mark was one of those people that just made you feel safe and brought a special spark when you were in his presence.”—ROUGH RIDERBus driver Glen Doerksen was accustomed to driving routes between rinks for Charlie’s Charters Authentic Gustav Nyquist Jersey , the official carrier for more than a half dozen hockey teams. He was no stranger to the storms that sweep across the plain during the long winter.”Our trips to Foam Lake and Allan were on horrible highways due to winter storms,” Kris Babbings, manager of the Kinistino Tigers, said on Twitter. ”We got on that bus and trusted him with our lives and both times he got us home safely. Tragically yesterday he and many others didn’t make it home and our hearts are broken for your families and friends.”Babbings said he would never forget the smile on Doerksen’s face after the Tigers won their championship in Allan last month. The team asked the driver to honk his horn twice ”for the cup.””Tonight, Glen, we give two honks for you,” he wrote. ”Rest easy sir.”—CALLING THE SHOTS ON AIR AND PLAYS ON SIDELINESTyler Bieber was in his first season as the team’s play-by-play announcer for Humboldt radio station CHBO, where he also covered news.”He definitely had a natural talent,” said Wilson, a co-worker in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. ”He was just passionate about sports.”Bieber was also mentoring Brody Hinz, 18, the team statistician and radio station intern who died in the crash, Lydon Frieson, president of Golden West Radio, said in a statement posted on the station’s website.”Tragedy has hit our community and it reaches into every corner of life in Humboldt,” Frieson said.Bieber also coached the Humboldt high school’s basketball and football teams, Wilson said.—GIVING LIFE TO OTHERSLogan Boulet signed his organ donor card when he turned 21 a few weeks ago and made his wishes very clear to his family, his godfather, Neil Langevin, said on Facebook.Matches were made for all of Boulet’s vital organs and his family planned to stay by his side until the surgery to remove them, Langevin said. Other organs would be donated to science.”These actions alone give voice to the selfless and benevolent nature Logan possessed in life for others,” Langevin said. ”He is a great hero and one of the nicest people you would have been lucky enough to meet.”—DEVOTED TEAMMATEEvan Thomas, 18, a rookie with the team, was remembered as an excellent and devoted player, but perhaps more dedicated to his peers.The Saskatoon native was self-motivated, driven and self-assured Womens Henrik Zetterberg Jersey, said his father, Scott Thomas, captain of the Tacoma Rockets in the 1991-92 Western Hockey League season. He was the ”kind of kid any dad would be proud to call his own,” he said.Evan Thomas played hockey and baseball and was a strong student.”He liked sports, but at times I think he tolerated sports so he could be a teammate,” his father said. ”He loved his teammates and I think that was more important to him than the actual sport he was playing.”He loved those boys. He really loved those boys.”—JUNIOR MEMBER OF THE SQUADAdam Herold was a week shy of turning 17 and had only played with the Broncos for two weeks. The defenseman was the youngest member on the team.He was sent to join the Broncos for the playoffs after his previous team, the Regina Pat Canadians, finished their season, said John Smith, his former team’s manager. Herold had been captain of that team and was a good leader.”He was a wonderful young man,” Smith said. ”Never afraid to help his teammates. Always there for them. Good, typical Saskatchewan farm boy. Always load the bus, unload the bus, never afraid to roll up his sleeves and get work done.”Herold lived in Humboldt with teammate Hunter.—SMILE LIT UP A ROOMJacob Leicht, 19, was remembered by a family member for his reliability, contagious laughter and a smile that lit up any room.”My heart is broken,” Cassidy Tolley wrote on Facebook in a post that included a high school graduation photo of Leicht and his team photo. ”Bad things truly happen to the best people, and I can’t wait until I get to see you again. Heaven gained so many beautiful people yesterday, may you all rest easy.”—This story has also been corrected to show that Conner Lukan’s death was announced by the St. Albert Raiders, not the Spruce Grove Saints. Three of Lukan’s teammates, Stephen Wack, Jaxon Joseph and Logan Hunter, also played for the Raiders, not the Saints.
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