The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning played Game 1 of their second round series. These two teams are very familiar with each other.
Here is the head to head numbers of both teams:
Here is how the 2 teams would line up for Game 1:
In the first period, both teams tried to establish themselves but both goalies came up with the answers on the offensive rushes. It would take till a minute left in the period when we would get a breakthrough. The Bruins would be the ones who struck first. The goal coming from Charlie Coyle, his third of the playoffs. Assists on the play came from Brandon Carlo and Brad Marchand. The Bruins would hang to a 1-0 heading to intermission.
In the second period, the Bruins would double their lead. The goal coming from David Pastrnak, his second goal of the playoffs. The assists came from David Krejci and Torrey Krug. The Bruins would control the game and take a 2-0 lead heading into the third.
In the third period, the Bruins would gain an insurance marker. The goal coming from Brad Marchand, his fourth goal of the playoffs. Assists on the play came from David Pastrnak, his second point of the game, and Patrice Bergeron. The goal would give the Bruins a commanding 3-0 lead.
About halfway through the period, the Lightning would get on the board and cut into the lead. The goal coming from Victor Hedman, his second goal of the playoffs. Assists on the play came from Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat.
With about a minute left in the game, and the Lightning having a surge, they would get on the board again. The goal coming once again from Victor Hedman, his third of the playoffs. Assists on the play came from Kevin Shattenkirk and Tyler Johnson. It would pull the Lightning within 1 goal of tying the game.
It would be the closest the Lightning would get, as the Bruins would hold on to get the Game 1 victory.
Game 2 will take place on 8/25 at 7p.
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