Lightning drop opening Playoff Game - ESPN 98.1 FM

Lightning drop opening Playoff Game - ESPN 98.1 FM

Lightning drop opening Playoff Game - ESPN 98.1 FM

The Blue Jackets are 6-0 in their last 6 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs.

If this was from a movie, the speech would have taken place during the second intermission, shortly before the Blue Jackets erased a 3-1 third-period deficit for the surprising 4-3 win.

That didn't matter, as the Lightning let a three-goal lead slip in their Game 1 loss to Columbus, 4-3 in Tampa.

Great moves by Mathew Barzal, leading to the overtime goal by Josh Bailey to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

As a team who had outscored the Blue Jackets 17-3 and swept all 3 games of the regular season, the outcome was certainly not how the Bolts wanted the playoff series to begin.

Nick Foligno had the other goal for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky ended up with 26 saves after struggling in the first period. The 62 win season ties the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for most wins in a single regular season. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 22 shots. Lightning head coach, Jon Cooper, said that they need to be better about shutting teams down when playing with a lead. "Our mentality has to be when we get in these situations is shut teams down, not to add to the lead". Tampa Bay had swept Columbus 3-0 in regular season games and it seemed as if they were about to do the same exact thing in Wednesday nights game.

Ford recalls 327,000 pickups again to fix engine heater cables
The company reports that there has been one known fire in the USA and one in Canada related to the prior recall work. For now, Ford's technicians will disable the block heater cable by cutting off the plug end and sealing the end cap.

Josh Bailey scored 4:39 into overtime as NY edged Pittsburgh in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series in Uniondale, N.Y.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Friday in game two of the National Hockey League first round at the Amalie Arena.

Game 2 is Friday night back at the Nassau Coliseum. Robin Lehner stopped 41 shots.

Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin each had a goal and an assist, and Justin Schultz also scored for the Penguins. Matt Murray made 29 saves.

Pat Maroon sent a backhand pass from behind the net out to Bozak in the slot, and Bozak's quick shot went by Winnipeg's Connor Hellebuyck for the go-ahead goal. He also became the third-youngest with a multi-goal game and the youngest in franchise history with a post-season goal at 19 years, 266 days.

David Perron also scored for St. Louis early in the third, and Jordan Binnington made 24 saves.

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