Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Bruins vs Lightning game 3 summary


Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on May 2, 2018.
Lightning take 2-1 series lead
On Wednesday in game 3, things got worse for the Bruins as they fell 4-1 to the Lightning and now trail in the series 2-1.

Quick game summary
In the first period, at 1:47, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored, giving the Lightning a 1-0 lead. At 3:19, Lightning Ondrej Palat scored again, giving the Lightning a 2-0 lead. At 14:12, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 4th goal of the playoffs, a power-play goal, cutting the Lightning's lead to 2-1. At 16:43, Lightning Anthony Cirelli scored, giving the Lightning a 3-1 lead.

In the second period, no scoring happened. At 15:12, Bruins David Backes boarded Lightning's Dan Girardi with a questionable hit. Lightning Cedric Paquette instigated a fight with Backes and they had a quick uneventful fight.

In the third period, at 19:18, Lightning Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal, an empty-net goal, giving the Lightning a 4-1 lead.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 33 saves on 36 shots. Rask is now 5-5 with a 2.87 GAA and a .907 save percentage in the playoffs this year.

The Bruins led the game in hits 36-26. The Lightning led the game with a 54% faceoff percentage, in shots 37-29 and blocked shots 19-12. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Lightning went 1-for-5.

Rick Nash led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 6 hits. Matt Grzelcyk led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

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

Three stars of the game
1) Lightning forward Ondrej Palat
2) Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy
3) Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh

Onto the next one
The Lightning now lead the playoff series 2-1. Game 4 is in Boston, on Friday, at 7pm ET.