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Columbus Blue Jackets score 4 unanswered to beat the Lightning

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And the Blue Jackets have come back to beat the Lightning scoring 4 unanswered. End of Game 1 4-3. Game 2 is Friday night

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Another icing 36.2 seconds to go 

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Icing 1 minute to go

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Under 2 minutes to go empty net for the Bolts

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Blue Jackets come all the way back it’s now 4-3 with 5:55 to go

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Killorn with a high stick penalty 4 on 4 for the next 1:07 just over 7 minutes remaining

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Anderson gets a shorthanded goal 3-3 game

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Paquette heads to the bench following a double minor by Dubinsky for high sticking. 4 min power play for the Bolts

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David Savard dekes Victor Hedman and shoots one past Vasy 3-2 Lightning with 12 minutes to go

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All Lightning here in the third, Blue Jackets get their first shot 5 mins into the third period

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Kucherov and Stamkos nearly connect for a goal 3 minutes in 

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Third period underway in Tampa. Lightning up 3-1 on Columbus.

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2nd period comes to an exciting end as Bobrovsky makes a fantastic stop on Stamkos but Lightning up 3-1. 20 minutes away from a Game 1 win!

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The Lightning 3rd line has been playing fantastic tonight as Bobrovsky stops Killorn and Cirelli

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Blue Jackets bouncing back in the 2nd period with 11 shots to the Lightning 7 but still 3-1 Bolts

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Vasy with some big saves 5:04 to go in the second period

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Nick Foligno gets a breakway and scores 3-1 Lightning

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Scrum in front of the net and Vasy makes the save just under 17 mins remaining in the 2nd period.

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Power play comes to an end 1 shot on goal and one off the post

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Second period underway! And Kucherov is robbed by Bobrovsky on a point-blank shot

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Stamkos one-timer blocked as the period ends. 3-0 Bolts with a power play to start the 2nd period. Lightning outshooting Columbus 13-6 in the opening period

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Interference by Savard on Kucherov, Lightning to the Power Play

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GOURDE!!!! 3-0 Bolts and it’s only the 1st period

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VASY with a breakaway stop on Alexandre Texier leads to a scoring chance for Adam Erne

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Gourde just misses on a rebound, 5 minutes remaining in the first period.

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Cernak’s shot bounces back out and Anthony Cirelli buries one home 2-0! Miller with the secondary assist. 8:41 left in the 1st.

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Big save by Bobrovsky on J.T. Miller as icing is waved at the last moment 13:00 mins remaining in the period.

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Killorn opens the scoring with a shorthanded goal!! His 21st playoff goal in his career

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And Dan Girardi and Brandon Dubinsky drop the gloves a chippy start to Game 1. Both head to the penalty box for fighting. Girardi with a check to the head penalty, Columbus with the first powerplay.

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The puck has dropped on Game 1. Let’s go Bolts!
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The Tampa Bay Lightning look to start their playoff run on the right foot as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena. 

The Bolts are coming off at 62 win season and the team hopes to carry the momentum throughout the playoffs

The puck drops at 7 p.m.

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