Colorado Lead the Series 2-0
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed seven goals on 31 shots for the loss. A lot is going to be made about a handful of soft goals, but the fact remains the Lightning only managed 17 shots on goal in front of Andrei. This was a team loss, pure and simple.
2:54 COL Nichushkin (7), (Burakovsky, Newhook)(PP)
7:55 COL Manson (3), (Cogliano, Newhook)
13:52 COL Burakovsky (3), (Rantanen, Toews)
4:51 COL Nichushkin (8), (Rantanen)
16:26 COL Helm (2), (O’Connor)
2:04 COL Makar (6), (Cogliano)(SH)
9:49 COL Makar (7), (Rantanen, MacKinnon)(PP)
I’m not going to belabor this. This was two games where I think the Lightning went in expecting good things to happen instead of being ready to make good things happen. Now there’s no more mulligans. They’ve got to make a stand starting in Game Three in Tampa, and if they don’t they’re tainting their legacy, because tonight was an embarrassment that a great time like this shouldn’t have allowed to happen. Period.