Jackets Tie the Series in Bounce Back Effort

Columbus Blue Jackets v. Tampa Bay Lightning

Game 2 – First Round

 

The two teams sported the following lineups:

Tampa:

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Columbus:

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First Period:

Tampa got the scoring started with a rather slick goal from Kucherov.

The lead was short lived though as Ryan Murray notched his first postseason goal and the Blue Jackets tied it up 1-1.

Both teams had one power play in the first, and while Tampa was not able to convert, Oliver Bjorkstrand was, and Columbus took a 2-1 lead heading in to the second.

 

Second Period:

The second did not see much action, with neither team being able to score. While Columbus had a power play early, they Tampa shut it down effectively.

 

Third Period:

Alexander Wennberg scored an absolute beauty of a goal to put Columbus up 3-1.

Tampa pulled their goalie with over 3 minutes left, and while they got some decent chances, were unable to put one in the net as Columbus took Game 2 3-1 to even the series.

Game 3 is Saturday at 730pm Eastern.

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