Last night, the Tampa Bay Lightning scored the first goal of Game 3, setting the tempo for the evening. Despite the rally from Nash’s goal in the early second period, and Robinson’s in the early third, the fight was won by the Lightning, only a goal separating their 3 – 2 win over the Blue Jackets. There was fight in both teams, but unfortunately, the Blue Jacket’s couldn’t capitalize on the many penalties, and power plays, gifted to them by the Lightning.
Although they couldn’t find their connections to the goal last night, I still have a lot of faith in this team’s ability. The continuous drive from Joonas Korpisalo is infections, yes he still lets a few shots past, but no goalie is flawless and I still believe he is one of the most talented goaltenders in the NHL. This group can be fantastic on offense and defense once they find their rhythm, and as we’ve seen in the past, a loss drives this team to be better than their best. We will see if this still holds true on Monday afternoon, as the puck drops at 3 PM on Game 4, we wish them the best from the United States, as they play on in the bubble from Canada.