of Tampa Bay Lightning Lost to Dallas Stars In the opening game of Stanley Cup Finals.. Poor management of the pack and placement on ice caused lightning problems during the first two periods. They bounced back in the third season, but the score was already 3-1 with the star Anton Kudobin Having wiped out the waves of opportunity in the last 20 minutes, I once again proved why he was in the Conn Smythe Trophy conversation. Lightning has a chance to tie the series on Monday.
It wasn’t the best start Stanley cup Tampa Bay Lightning Final. Stars were clearly better and forced in opening hours Andrey Vasilevsky Be involved very early in the game. Lightning goaltender was able to block the first shot Tyler Segine And Jamie Ben, But was helpless Joel Hanley He scored his first career playoff goal of 5 at 5:40 minutes in the game.
Braden Point Boarded on the left side of the link Joel Kibilanta, Zack Boghossian I went to help his teammates and got out of position. Rope Hints Deliver the pass using the space over the net Hanley, The person who sent the pack from Vasilevskiy. Pressure continues after a while Jamie Ben Excluded in front of the net, Berkeley Goodlow Blocked his shot.
Luke Shen I went to the locker room after the collision with Alex Radurov, but came back a few minutes later. While he was there Pat Maroon And Jamie Olexiac A little brawl in front of the Stars Bench – Maroon was trying to steal the puck Corey Perry It fell on the ice and the scrum started. Both players were sent to the penalty box and the team played a 4v4 match for a few minutes.
After scoring a goal, the star went down a bit, allowing Bolt to spend more time in the zone. Lightning managed to draw the game, but there weren’t many buildups yet before the goal. Blake Coleman Fired Puck from the Blue Line, it bounced off Yani GouldSkate, then Roope Hintz skate, and then the net. Finally, Gould contributed to the goal.
The star ended the period harder and constantly pushed the bolt back into the zone. Lightning allowed some situations in which Dasilas forward appeared alone in front of Vasilevsky, but otherwise it was not a very dangerous moment.
From a statistical point of view, stars have a longer period. The star shot Lightning, creating a high-risk opportunity and leading the opponent with the expected goal share, but the scoreboard score was uniform.
Stars continued to control the pace of the game during the second phase, but Lightning helped them with bad decisions and bad pack management. One minute after the second period, Dallas had the opportunity to play for the first time when Coleman moved to the penalty box and tried to prevent the Stars from leaving. Dallas was close to taking advantage of that power play, Andrey Vasilevsky Survived his team. One of the most dangerous moments of this power play happened when Alex Radulov hit the post and Vasilevskiy made a big savings. SegineShot after the rebound. Dallas tried seven shots in two minutes, but Bolt survived.
Minutes after finishing the first power play, Lightning returned with a penalty kill. It was Coleman who called again. It wasn’t as dangerous as the previous one, but Vasilevsky still needed to be a star to keep the score.
The star scored another goal in the middle of the period: Radurov invited three Tampa Bay players, Jamie Olexiac Left alone in the circle on the left, Radurov was handed to him in a slot- OleksiakFirst shot of Shen However, Dallas players gathered rebounds to defeat Vasilevsky and send the pack-top shelves.
Lightning did some good play in the second half: first Anthony Sirelli Although close to the score on the rebound, Kudobin was able to control the puck after taking off in the air. After a few minutes Braden Point Redirected ShenShot hit the crossbar.
The star extended his lead in the last minute of the second period. Kibilanta carried the pack to the neutral zone. Mikhail Sergachov Although he blocked his first shot, the Stars Forward was the second most successful and shot under Vasilevsky’s arm.
In addition, Lightning lost Pat Maroon to 10 minutes of cheating as he shot and killed Puck on the Stars Bench in the last few seconds.
The star was more successful in shot quality and controlled the expected goal share. Lightning had the upper hand in the shot attempt, but was already 3-1 by the start of the third period.
Despite missing one of their forwards, Lightning began to push hard from the first few minutes of the period. Anton KudobinI didn’t have that much workload in the previous period and was forced to make some big savings to keep his team leading. Lightning had a big chance later Tyler Johnson Puck delivered Puck to Killearn, but Hodbin denied his shooting.
Lightning got the first power play opportunity 5 minutes after the third period. John Klingberg It was sent out for hooking. Lightning had a few certain possibilities in the two minutes of its power play, but couldn’t convert.
Lightning looked much better in the third period, giving the opponent less space and pushing into the zone. Attempts at the Stars First Shot of the Period occurred during the 8-minute mark of the Period, but Lightning was still unable to put the pack online. Anton Kudobin He kept a two-goal lead in Dallas and stood almost on his head.
For the rest of the time, Lightning had two more power-play opportunities, but again scoreless, despite creating many decent moments. Pulling a goaltender in the last four minutes didn’t help either, and Bolt allowed an empty netter. Jason Dickinson He lost the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals 4-1.