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Lightning turn focus to next chance, not missed opportunity in Game 5

The Tampa Bay Lightning worked overtime again to try to eliminate an opponent but couldn't finish the job this time. The New York Islanders had a hand in that, pulling out a 2-1 victory on Jordan Eberle's goal 12:30 into the second overtime in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Tuesday. So instead of advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2015 to face the Dallas Stars, the Lightning will have to try again against the Islanders in Game 6 of the best-of-7 series in Edmonton, the hub city for the conference finals and Cup Final, on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). "That's what happens in this game," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "We had opportunities to put the game away, and either it was a bounce here or a save here or a blocked shot here. But if you look at the game as a whole, if we keep doing that, I'm pretty confident in our group." The Lightning have reaso