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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 5, Blackhawks 1

Radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps Tampa Bay's season-opening victory over Chicago on Wednesday

by Dave Mishkin @DaveMishkin /

This was a solid and commanding Opening Night victory. The Lightning received goals from five different players, converted twice on the power play, decisively outshot and outchanced the 'Hawks, and owned a significant puck possession advantage. When they suffered isolated breakdowns, Andrei Vasilevskiy provided key saves. With the triumph, the Lightning have now won their last seven consecutive openers.

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