Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4, first in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs.
The night was satisfying for Bobrovsky - he hasn't been great in the playoffs the last two seasons - and the Blue Jackets, who were 2-8 at Nationwide Arena in three previous post-season appearances.
Anthony Beauvillier also scored and Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots to help NY open a postseason series with two wins for the first time since sweeping Edmonton in the 1983 Stanley Cup Final for the Islanders' fourth straight championship.
Party-pooper Hamilton focused only on winning 1,000th race
And when asked about the Verstappen incident in the post-qualifying press conference, he predictably saw it differently... The Finn registered a 1m33.330s to sneak ahead of Vettel's 1m33.357s, with Max Verstappen a close third for Red Bull .
Lightning: 5-5-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a.902 save percentage.
Game 1 and Game 2 took place in Tampa, but the Blue Jackets didn't let home-ice advantage get in their way. But the Lighting couldn't muster any more, and Atkinson connected on an empty-netter with a minute left in the game.
Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, who led the National Hockey League with 128 points, was held off the scoresheet for the second consecutive game and picked up tripping, boarding and 10-minute misconduct penalties late in the third period.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are headed home with a big lead in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But what Hedman forgot about Nash was that he wasn't a member of the Blue Jackets during the 2017-18 playoffs.