Game Recap – 1st Rd. Game 2 – Columbus Blue Jackets v. Tampa Bay Lightning

Columbus Blue Jackets v. Tampa Bay Lightning

Blue Jackets Lead 1-0


Game Recap:

With the Columbus Blue Jackets leading the series going into game 2, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to even up the series at one game a piece, however, the Blue Jackets would have other things on mind. A little over five minutes into the game Cam Atkinson would score his first goal of the playoffs to give Columbus an early 1-0 lead. The Blue Jackets aggressive play would force the Lightning to take two bad penalties. Columbus would not be able to capitalize on their first powerplay, but it would only take four seconds on the second powerplay as Zach Werenski would get the puck off a clean faceoff win from Matt Duchene and rip it right on net for his first of the playoffs and give Columbus a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.


The second period would not start well for the Lightning as Alex Killorn would take a horrible interference penalty. As a result, the Blue Jackets would strike again. This time Duchene getting his first career playoff goal to give the Blue Jackets a 3-0 lead. The Lightning would get their first powerplay opportunity when Columbus would be called for too many men, however, they would not capitalize on the powerplay, but the Lightning would gain some momentum.


For the third period, the Lightning would come out fired up and force the play against the Blue Jackets. The Lightning’s heavy forechecking would result in a Mikhail Sergachev goal to cut the Blue Jackets lead to two, but the Blue Jackets would respond as Riley Nash would snipe one past Andrei Vasilevskiy to give Columbus their three goal lead back. Not long after getting their three goal lead back, the Blue Jackets would strike again as Artemi Panarin would score his first of the playoffs to give the Blue Jackets a commanding 5-1 lead. Things would get ugly though as after Nikita Kucherov tripped up Makus Nutivaara, he would proceed to board Nutivaara while he was defenseless thus earning a 5 minute major and a game misconduct which should be reviewed by the League for supplementary discipline.



Columbus Blue Jackets:

Artemi Panarin — Pierre-Luc Dubois — Cam Atkinson

Ryan Dzingel — Matt Duchene — Josh Anderson

Alexandre Texier — Nick Foligno — Oliver Bjorkstrand

Brandon Dubinsky — Boone Jenner — Riley Nash

Zach Werenski — Seth Jones

Markus Nutivaara — David Savard

Scott Harrington — Dean Kukan

Sergei Bobrovsky

Joonas Korpisalo

Scratched: Keith Kinkaid, Eric Robinson, Andrew Peeke, Alexander Wennberg, Markus Hannikainen

Injured: Adam McQuaid (upper body), Ryan Murray (upper body)


Tampa Bay Lightning:

Yanni Gourde — Brayden Point — Nikita Kucherov

Ondrej Palat — Steven Stamkos — Tyler Johnson

Alex Killorn — Anthony Cirelli — J.T. Miller

Adam Erne — Cedric Paquette — Mathieu Joseph

Victor Hedman — Dan Girardi

Ryan McDonagh — Erik Cernak

Mikhail Sergachev — Jan Rutta

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Louis Domingue

Scratched: Braydon Coburn, Danick Martel, Ryan Callahan

Injured: Anton Stralman (lower body)


First Period:

Blue Jackets Goal – 5:15 – Cam Atkinson (1) from Matt Duchene (1)

Lightning Penalty – 7:08 – Adam Erne 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Lightning Penalty – 11:40 – Ondrej Palat 2 minutes for Hooking

Blue Jackets PPG – 11:44 – Zach Werenski (1) from Matt Duchene (2)

Lightning Penalty – 15:11 – Brayden Point 5 minute major for Fighting

Blue Jackets Penalty – 15:11 – Zach Werenski 5 minute major for Fighting


End of 1st – CLB – 2       TB – 0

Shots              10                08

Faceoffs         08                12

Hits               10                  21

PP                 1/2                 0/0


Second Period:

Lightning Penalty – :30 – Alex Killorn 2 minutes for Interference

Blue Jackets PPG – 1:28 – Matt Duchene (1) from Artemi Panarin (2) amd Zach Werenski (2)

Blue Jackets Penalty – 4:21 – Bench (Matt Duchene) 2 minutes for Too Many Men


End of 2nd – CLB – 3        TB – 0

Shots               17                 14

Faceoffs          17                 22

Hits                 14                  30

PP                   2/3                  0/1


Third Period:

Lightning Goal – 5:00 – Mikhail Sergachev (1) from JT Miller (2) and Erik Cernak (2)

Blue Jackets Penalty – 5:51 – Nick Foligno 2 minutes for Tripping

Blue Jackets Goal – 9:06 – Riley Nash (1) from Boone Jenner (2)

Blue Jackets Goal – 12:15 – Artemi Panarin (1) from Matt Duchene (3) and Oliver Bjorkstrand (1)

Lightning Penalty – 15:34 – Nikita Kucherov 2 minutes for Tripping

Lightning Penalty – 15:34 – Nikita Kucherov 5 minute major for Boarding

Lightning Penalty – 15:34 – Nikita Kucherov – Game Misconduct

Lightning Penalty – 15:34 – Victor Hedman – Misconduct

Blue Jackets Penalty – 15:34 – Josh Anderson 2 minutes for Roughing

Blue Jackets Penalty – 15:34 – Josh Anderson – Misconduct


End of 3rd – CLB – 5         TB – 1

Shots              27                   24

Faceoffs        27                    33

Hits               17                     37

PP                 2/4                    0/2


Next Up:

Game Three – Blue Jackets Leads Series 2-0


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