Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead
Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates, including right wing Cam Atkinson (13), during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Friday, April 12, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are making a serious bid to knock the team with the best regular-season record out of the playoffs.
Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead.
Two down. Two more to go.
"It's half the wins that we need," Duchene said. "We're keeping our heads down and our eyes on the prize."
Columbus also got goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and Artemi Panarin. The Blue Jackets started the playoffs last season by winning the first two games of the first-round series with eventual Stanley Cup Washington, which won the next four games.