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Lightning defeat Maple Leafs in Game 7, advance to second round of playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday night, winning 2-1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs to capture the series in seven games. The back-to-back Stanley Cup champions have now won nine consecutive playoff series.

The Maple Leafs fall to 0-9 in elimination games over the last five playoffs. Toronto hasn’t won a playoff series since 2004.

The Lightning will face the Florida Panthers in the second round.

This story will be updated.

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