Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff opener between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets was an absolute BARN BURNER.
Just two minutes into the game Lightning defensemen Dan Girardi layed a head shot, which led the former New York Rangers blue liner to go toe to toe with former teammate Brandon Dubinsky.
On the ensuing Blue Jackets power play though it was Tampa forward Alex Killorn who capitalized with a BEAUTY deke on the penalty kill.
Check it out:
Oh… but wait… despite falling down 3-0, the Blue Jackets absolutely STORMED back to earn a stunning 4-3 victory.
First, David Savard channels Bobby Orr to score this absolute BEAUTY:
John Anderson pulls the Jackets even:
Seth Jones ices it with the go ahead goal: