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LIVE: 2nd-seed Lightning looking to take 2-0 series lead over 7th-seed Blue Jackets

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning look to exorcise their postseason demons against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team that swept the Bolts in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Tampa Bay is clawing to take a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven game series of the first round of the playoffs. The second-seed Bolts squeaked out a 3-2 win over seventh-seed Blue Jackets after five overtimes. Game 1 from earlier in the week was the longest game in Lightning franchise history.

The Lightning trail the Blue Jackets 2-1 near the end of the second period.

SERIES SCHEDULE*

  • Game 1: Lightning 3, Blue Jackets 2, F/5OT
  • Game 2: Thursday, August 13 [In Progress]
  • Game 3: Saturday, August 15
  • Game 4: Monday, August 17
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, August 19
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, August 21
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Saturday, August 22

* = All games played in Toronto.

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