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Video: Boyle, Hedman help Bolts put Isles in an early hole

Brian Boyle doubles the Lightning's lead over the Islanders in game 5, a potential elimination game for the visitors.

So far, the Tampa Bay Lightning are putting themselves in a prime position to close the New York Islanders out in Game 5.

The Isles still have a period and change to try to tie things up, but as of this writing, the Lightning hold a 3-0 lead.

Two of those goals came from elite defenseman Victor Hedman, while Brian Boyle continues to come up big (as you can see from his impressive 2-0 goal above).

Here’s the opening tally by Hedman:

Can the Islanders lift their level of play or will those early goals be enough for Tampa Bay? You can find out on NBC.