Monday, April 30, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 2 summary

Game 2: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning game recap video, on April 30, 2018.
Lightning win Game 2, tie series
On Monday in game 2, as usual the refs were awful in this game and the Lightning took advantage of it and beat the Bruins 4-2 to tie the series up 1-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 11:47, Lightning Yanni Gourde scored a power-play goal, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 18:30, Bruins Charlie McAvoy scored his 1st goal of the playoffs, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, at 10:14, Lightning Tyler Johnson scored, giving the Lightning a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, at 14:08, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored, giving the Lightning a 3-1 lead. At 15:58, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs, cutting the Lightning's lead to 3-2. At 19:34, Lightning Brayden Point scored an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 4-2 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 27 saves on 30 shots. Rask is now 5-4 with a 2.85 GAA and a .906 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 13-8. The Lightning led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 31-20 and hits 42-24. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-4.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 4 hits. Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, Tommy Wingels, Brandon Carlo and Nick Holden were scratched for the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Tyler Johnson
2) Lightning forward Brayden Point
3) Lightning forward Ryan Callahan

Onto the next one
The playoff series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 is in Boston, on Wednesday, at 7pm ET.

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