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Sport Tampa Bay Lightning make most of second chance, eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets

03:55  20 august  2020
03:55  20 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Columbus Blue Jackets can be eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Weresnki was second on the Blue Jackets this season with 20 goals, one The Blue Jackets swept the Lightning in first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, scoring 19 goals in the four games.

The Tampa Bay Lightning's shocking sweep at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets stung enough that coach Jon Cooper remembered how long ago it was.

“We had 422 days to think about it, but who’s counting?” he told reporters.

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Tampa Bay is 6- 2 -0 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a No. 2 seed and avenged a four-game sweep by Columbus in the first round last season. [WATCH: All Lightning vs. Blue Jackets highlights]. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 37 saves, including 22 of 24 shots in the second when Columbus scored twice

#17 Columbus Blue Jackets Blue Jackets 150. #18 Tampa Bay Lightning Lightning -170. Second was goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, who made a record-breaking 85 saves during the match. When you hear that the Lightning versus Blue Jackets game started at 2 :00 PM, it would be fair to

The Lightning, second-guessed last season for their quick exit after a record-tying 62 wins, landed the Blue Jackets again as a first-round opponent, and this time, they advanced, winning Game 5 in overtime Wednesday.

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"We got a second chance, and often times, you don’t get that second chance, and it’s what you do with it," Cooper said.

The Blue Jackets were a different team, losing Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin and Matt Duchene to free agency. But they were tenacious as usual, and got strong play from Pierre-Luc Dubois and goalie Joonas Korpisalo.

a group of baseball players that are standing in the snow: Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov talks to Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo after Game 5. © John E. Sokolowski USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov talks to Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo after Game 5.

But the Lightning also changed, adding gritty players Pat Maroon and Barclay Goodrow and strengthening their depth with Blake Coleman, Kevin Shattenkirk and Zach Bogosian.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to avoid being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 Columbus , which swept Tampa Bay , the Presidents' Trophy winner, in the first round last season, had not lost consecutive games and was 3-0 following a

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to rebound against the Tampa Bay Lightning once again and tie the Eastern Conference First Round series for a second Columbus played an additional 122:01, the equivalent of two regulation games, while going to overtime three times in its past six games

Though Tampa Bay won in five games, it still was a challenge, including a five-overtime game won by the Lightning in Game 1. On Wednesday, the Lightning fell behind 4-2 in the third period after once leading 2-0 but rallied to tie and won on a Brayden Point goal.

Point had two overtime goals in the series and seven points overall, after getting just one point in the series last season. Nikita Kucherov, who was limited to two assists last year and was suspended one game, also had seven points. Plus, the Lightning had Victor Hedman for the full series after he missed two games last season.

"You give the players a framework, but in the end, we left it to them, and they rose to the occasion," Cooper said. "I couldn’t be more proud of them."

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After going through the handshake line, Cooper pumped his fist in celebration.

“If you saw that, you'll pretty much know how I felt," he said.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tampa Bay Lightning make most of second chance, eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets


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