Lightning crush Nashville to sweep the set.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 27 shots for the victory.
9:13 TB Palat (4), (Stamkos)
13:59 TB Gourde (2), (Johnson, Cirelli)
19:59 TB Point (3), (Joseph, Sergachev)
7:23 TB Stamkos (4), (Hedman, Killorn)(PP)
2:53 NSH Tolvanen (1), (Haula)
5:42 NSH Granlund (3), (Ellis, Josi)
19:44 TB Gourde (3), (Goodrow)(EN)
It wasn’t even as close as the scoreboard indicated. As much rough stuff as we saw in the opener of this two game set I expected to see more of a push by Nashville, but two big mistakes in the neutral zone contributed to the Lightning staking a 3-0 lead through 20 minutes and it was never a contest. I suspect we’re going to learn this is a two team division (Tampa Bay and Carolina) with a big drop off thereafter. My concern with that is the Lightning picking up some bad habits as a result.
Cal Foote had 1 hit in 9:05.