“SUNRISE”, Fl. – (AP) – Braden Point scored two late goals, including the winner of the game 1. Scoring 14 in the third round to take the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Florida Panthers 5 on Sunday night. 4 points advantage. in the 1st game of their playoff series.
Nikita Kucherov scored two Power-play goals in his first game of the season, and Blake Coleman scored a short goal. Andrei Vasilsky made 35 saves and Victor Hedman made three assists.
Jon Onathan Huberdon had one goal’s two assists, Owen Tippit և Alexander Barkov had one goal each and one assist, and Carter Verhaigen scored for his former team to lead the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 34 shots, and Keith Yandle and Sam Bennett had two passes.
Point leveled it 4 to reach the goal seven minutes later, then won over the winner when he did not slide the sleigh and pushed Bobrovsky out of the hole.
With the Panthers 3-2 behind, Hubberdo slipped on a sledge, knocked out the pass under Vasilski’s pads in the 1:27 minute in the third, tying the score at 3.
Third 4: 09 Tippet 4: Gained a 3-point advantage over the Panthers.
The “Vayers” thought that they had scored a goal in a power game, when Sam Bennett was the first to push Vasilsky’s goal in 7:26, but the goal was scored due to the intervention of the goalkeepers. Lightning took a 1-0 lead over Coleman’s short goal 16 seconds later.
The Panthers equalized 1. Barkov’s power play with a score of 1: 9:41, and Verhaeghe pushed them forward, remaining 3:29 in the first game.
Kucherov equalized the result of 2 and the second – 4. 48. His second lead to Lightning was 3-2, when he made a one-time pass from the right to Hedman, and in the second he was 5:09. After surgery on December 29, Kucherov missed the entire regular season with a thigh injury. He played his first game since September 28.
The first half was especially shocking, with a total of 11 penalty minutes. The second round ended with a fight in front of the Tampa Bay network.
RETURN TO WORK
Steven Stamkos, who has not played since April 8 with a low body injury in 16 games, returned to Game 1. Hedman (lower body) և Ryan MacDonald (upper body) also returned after missing the last two games. regular season.
NOTES. Since making his NHL debut in 2013-14, Kucherov has scored 38 post-season goals, equating him with Alex Ovechkin. … Coleman’s short-handed goal was the first in the Lightning playoffs in the first game against Alex Kilorn, the first round in the 2019 playoffs.
The Panthers increased their capacity to 50% in the playoffs. 9,646 people attended Sunday’s game.
The teams meet on Tuesday for the second game.