Tampa Bay Lightning VS Columbus Blue Jackets
The Tampa Bay Lightning head into game 2 of their first round of playoffs against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game 2 kicks off at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on April 12 in Amalie Arena.
Who Will Win?
Tampa Bay heads into game 2 against the Columbus after kicking off their first playoff round with a loss in the first game. In Game 1, the Lightning came out with a strong start on the game. They scored an impressive 3 goals in just the first period of gameplay. With the way the first period played out, it seemed fair to assume that Tampa Bay had a strong hold on a Game 1 victory.
However, the Lightning lead was shortlived. The strong offensive game the Lightning started with came to a halt in the second and third periods, when the Blue Jackets took control of the game. Columbus ended with a 4-3 comeback victory over the Lightning.
Although it isn’t the most hopeful way fans planned to kick off playoffs, the Lightning are far from finished no doubt. We’ve seen time and again where they fall short in 1 or 2 games. Yet, they come back full-force each time. They have dominated the league all year in the regular season. Will they stay on track with this pattern they have held during the regular season? Can they come back from this first loss and power through the rest of the playoffs? Stay tuned for the game recap!
We told everyone to keep their composure, keep calm and don’t panic.Ryan Callahan, Tampa Bay Lightning