This almost seems surreal to type.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are better than the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The staff of the Nationwide Arena might have forbidden fans from bringing brooms to Game 4, it might not be stopping the Blue Jackets from actually sweeping the Bolts.
Columbus kicked things off with two quick goals, one from rookie forward Alexandre Texier, the other from forward Pierre-Luc Dubois, getting the local fans to their feet and deflating the Lightning.
Head coach John Tortorella clearly has pressed all the right buttons in this series, especially since his players got off to a rocky start in the first period of Game 1 when the Lightning took a 3-0 lead in a game they eventually lost 4-3.
Ever since, the Blue Jackets haven’t looked back and we keep looking forward to the next few periods.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos managed to cut the lead in half and calm the crowd down midway into the first with his first goal of the postseason, however, we bet Torts has a speech prepared for this.
What a start!