The Tampa Bay Lightning haven't lost in consecutive games in the playoffs this year. Even more impressively, they are 12-0 since last year's playoffs, when they won the Stanley Cup, after a loss. That's how you win a championship and that is why they are still favored in this series to get on step closer to defending their title. So if history is any indication, Game 5 is already in the bag for the Lightning as they lost Game 4 back on Long Island.
New York needed that game badly too to stop the bleeding after losing consecutive games after winning the series opener on the road. The Islanders have the precedent of winning at Amalie Arena in Tampa where many have been unsuccessful but it's going to be an uphill battle to take another one. That's what it's going to take to make it to their first Stanley Cup Final round since 1984 though. That was after a run of four straight Stanley Cup wins and they lost on their fifth straight appearance.
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