The Bruins played their best hockey in the first period of Game 4 before blowing a three-goal lead en route to a 5-3 loss. In Game 5 on Monday, the Bruins did the opposite, saving their best hockey for the final 40 minutes.

The Bruins were heavily outmached in the first period on Monday, falling behind 1-0 behind a barrage of shots from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

But Tim Thomas hung in there, and the Bruins offense woke up in the second period, as Nathan Horton slapped a one-timer past Lightning goalie Mike Smith, who made his first career postseason start.

NESN's Andy Brickley and Gord Kluzak were impressed by the leadership shown by players such as Thomas, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron.

Chara, though, said that in order for the Bruins to close out the series in Game 6 in Tampa on Wednesday, the B's will need to play even better than they did in Game 5.

To hear reaction from the Bruins locker room, as well as what Brickley and Kluzak saw from Game 5, check out the video above from NESN Daily.