Game Blog: Lightning fall 4-1 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

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EDMONTON (WFLA) –

THIRD PERIOD: 4-1 DALLAS STARS

1:18 | The Stars score an empty net goal. The score is now 4-1.

7:04 | The Lightning have another power play opportunity.

10:52 | The Lightning have their second power play of the game.

15:08 – The Lightning have their first power play of the game.

SECOND PERIOD: 3-1 DALLAS STARS

:27 | The Stars score a third goal to lengthen their lead over the Lightning.

7:30 | The Stars score to take a 2-1 lead in this game.

13:06 | The Stars have their second power play of the game.

18:51 | The Stars have the first power play of the game.

FIRST PERIOD: 1-1

0:00 | Gourde’s shot was the final shot of the period, which means both teams failed to record one shot on goal for more than seven minutes.

7:28 | Yanni Gourde ties the game when a shot from Blake Coleman ricochets off of his skate and into the net.

10:00 | The Lightning only have one shot on goal through the first 10 minutes of this game.

14:20 | The Dallas Stars have the early lead in this game as Joel Hanley’s goal opens up the scoring.

PREGAME:

The Tampa Bay Lightning enter the Stanley Cup Final against the Dallas Stars with several key players dealing with injuries the team somehow was able to withstand during an impressive run to the Eastern Conference championship.

The captain, Steven Stamkos, remains sidelined, Brayden Point is hurting, and Anthony Cirelli is hobbling too.

Stamkos has been ruled out for Game 1 of the Final.

Point says every player likely is dealing with bumps and bruises by this point in the playoffs.

The Lightning will face a familiar foe in the Final in former assistant coach Rick Bowness who spent five years with the Bolts before the sides parted ways in 2018.

Bowness says he was ready to move on and the Lightning were ready to move on from him. Now Bowness has the chance to be the second interim coach in as many years to win the Cup.

This is the first time in NHL history to feature a coach facing a former assistant.

The game airs on WFLA News Channel 8 at 7:30 p.m.

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