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Brayden Point's OT goal downs the Blue Jackets, sends the Lightning into the next round

Brayden Point October 18 2018
Posted at 11:55 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 19:11:18-04

The Tampa Bay Lightning officially have their revenge on the Columbus Blue Jackets, winning Game 5 and the series to advance to the next round.

Here's how it went down:

Overtime

  • Brayden Point flips one over the right shoulder of Korpisalo in overtime to give the Lightning the win and sending the Bolts into the next round!

3rd Period

  • Both teams came back from 2 goal deficits this game. We're heading to overtime with the score 4-4

  • Tampa Bay pulls the goalie and Anthony Cirelli scores to tie the game up at 4 with less than 2 minutes to play

  • Kevin Shattenkirk takes a pass from Nikita Kucherov and sends a screamer past Korpisalo to bring the Bolts back within one with nearly 8 minutes left to go. 4-3 Columbus
  • Jackets go on the power play once more with 10:30 left in the 3rd period
  • Blue Jackets take advantage of a bad turnover to extend their lead. Oliver Bjorkstrand makes it 4-2 Columbus

2nd Period

  • Columbus dominates Tampa Bay in the 2nd period, outshooting them 24-8
  • Lightning's Pat Maroon called for roughing with just 1 second left in the period. Columbus will begin the third period on the power play
  • Blue Jackets score a late goal with just 15 seconds left in the period, Alexander Wennberg gives Columbus a 3-2 lead.
  • Columbus capitalizes on the power play as Kevin Stenlund ties it up 2-2. Coach Jon Cooper calls timeout to regroup
  • The Lightning are called for yet another penalty. Sergachev is heading to the box for a hooking call with 10:59 left in the period
  • A scuffle sends a player from each team to the penalty box, as we get a 4-on-4 6 minutes into the second period
  • Lightning called for a slash for the 3rd time in the game, this time it's Blake Coleman heading to the penalty box just 30 seconds into the period

1st Period

  • Alex Killorn gets called for a slash and Columbus goes back on the power play with 5 minutes to go in the 1st period.
  • The Blue Jackets get one back on the power play as Nick Foligno backhands a rebound into the net. 2-1 Lightning lead
  • Bogosian gets called for slashing on a Columbus breakaway. The Jackets go on a power play halfway through the first period
  • Coleman's goal is his first as a member of the Lightning

  • Blake Coleman fires a wrist shot from the right circle that sneaks past Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo as the Lightning score just about a minute after their first goal. 2-0 Lightning lead
  • Erik Cernak fires a slap shot deflected by Tyler Johnson and into the net to put the Bolts on the board first just over five minutes into the game. 1-0 Lightning lead

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After back-to-back wins, the Tampa Bay Lightning look to close out the series with the Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday afternoon.

The Lightning won games 1, 3 and 4 to take a 3-1 series lead. One more win sends the Bolts to the next round.

After a marathon Game 1, the Lightning-Blue Jackets series has looked a little more normal, with the Lightning playing solid defense and holding key leads in games 3 and 4.

Game 4 recap

HOW THEY GOT HERE

The Lightning secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference bracket after finishing second to the Philadelphia Flyers in round-robin play. Tampa Bay finished second in the pandemic-shortened regular season to the Boston Bruins.

The Blue Jackets locked a spot in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs after beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 in winner-take-all Game 5 of the qualifying round. Columbus finished the abbreviated regular season with the ninth most points in the Eastern Conference.

SERIES SCHEDULE*

  • Game 1: Lightning 3, Blue Jackets 2, F/5OT
  • Game 2: Blue Jackets 3, Lightning 1, Final
  • Game 3: Lightning 3, Blue Jackets 2, Final
  • Game 4: Lightning 2, Blue Jackets 1, Final
  • Game 5: Wednesday, August 19 at Noon
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, August 21
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Saturday, August 22

* = All games played in Toronto.