TAMPA http://www.minnesotawildteamshops.com/authentic-jared-spurgeon-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 Jason Zucker Jersey ,” 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 Joel Eriksson Ek Jersey ,” 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,” 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.— Pekka Rinne could come off injured reserve Saturday, just in time for a date with the team he loves to face.Out the last three games with a leg injury suffered in the third period of a 5-3 win Oct. 19 at Calgary, Rinne could return to the Nashville Predators‘ goal for a matinee date with the Edmonton Oilers at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.If so, Rinne will try to extend a personal 11-game winning streak against Edmonton that started on October 29, 2014, with a 4-1 win at Rexall Place in Edmonton. That was also the start of Nashville’s current 12-game winning streak against the Oilers.Article continues below ...“I don’t foresee this going that long Chris Kunitz Jersey Womens ,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said to The Tennessean of Rinne’s injury.Should Rinne (3-1-0, 2.10 goals-against average, .929 save percentage) not be able to make the start, Juuse Saros will make his fourth straight appearance. Edmonton wouldn’t exactly receive a break with Saros (5-1-0, 2.47, .918) between the pipes, as he blanked the Oilers 3-0 last Saturday in Alberta, stopping 31 shots for his fifth career shutout in only 48 starts.Saros came up with 33 saves Thursday when Nashville (8-2-0) rallied for a 4-3 overtime win at New Jersey to maintain the NHL’s best record. A struggling power play produced the tying goal in the third period on Filip Forsberg’s snapper from the left circle.Kyle Turris took care of matters himself in the extra frame, going end-to-end and whipping a wrister past Keith Kinkaid at 3:35 for his second goal of the season.“I love it,” Turris said of playing in overtime’s 3-on-3 format. “3-on-3 is a lot of fun. You can be creative and use speed, and I really enjoy it.”The Predators’ top line of Forsberg, Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson enjoyed another night on ice. They accounted for two more goals, giving them 16 of the team’s 35 through 10 games. They have teamed up for 31 points so far.Meanwhile Womens Luke Kunin Jersey , the Oilers (4-3-1) were playing perhaps their best game of the young season Thursday night, drilling Stanley Cup champion Washington 4-1 at Rogers Place without needing the usual big night from Connor McDavid.He didn’t score until finding an empty net at 18:43 of the third period, but Edmonton got markers from rookie Evan Bouchard, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Alex Chiasson. The Oilers played one of their most detailed games in a while, taking just one minor penalty and blocking 25 shots in front of goalie Cam Talbot, who saved 31 of the 32 that got to him.The goal was particularly special for Chiasson, who received his Stanley Cup ring from the Capitals prior to the game.“Trying to move away from this morning and the past and to focus on the game … it couldn’t have been a better outcome,” he said.Edmonton coach Todd McLellan said Friday that Talbot will get his first game off this season on Saturday. Thirty-year old backup Mikko Koskinen will make his first NHL appearance since the 2010-2011 season, when he went 2-1-0 in four starts for the New York Islanders with a 4.33 goals-against average and .873 save percentage.