Blue Jackets Send Lightning Into 3-0 Series Hole With Overtime Win

Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:09 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019 7:09 PM UTC

The Lightning play a better game but not good enough as they lose to the Blue Jackets in overtime and fall behind 3-0 in the series.

<p style="text-align:center"><strong>Tampa Bay (0-2 SU, 0-2 ATS) at Columbus (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Sunday, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Free NHL Pick: <a href="" target="_blank" title="Game Odds">Columbus ML; Draw</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Recommended Sportsbook: <a href=";book=BOVADA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook!">Bovada</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3769680, "sportsbooksIds":[93,1096,19,999996,999991], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Chances are very good the Tampa Bay Lightning, their fans and maybe 90 percent of the hockey world did not envision the <a href="" target="_blank" title="">reigning Presidents Trophy winners heading to Columbus down 2-0 in the series</a> and without their best player Nikita Kucherov, who is serving a one-game suspension. That's where the odds-on favorite to win the 2019 Stanley Cup find themselves though on Sunday night in what will be a rocking Nationwide Arena.</p><p>The Lightning will obviously treat this and Game 4 - no matter the outcome tonight - as a do-or-die game and will likely play a much more disciplined and structured game. The read here is that they get the Blue Jackets to overtime, but that the BJ's crush their souls again and the goal cannon sounds for the third time in the second overtime. <a href="" target="_blank" title="More NHL Picks">Take a draw and the Blue Jackets money line</a>.</p><p>The Blue Jackets are 2-0 against the spread and 0-0 at home. Columbus has scored nine goals and allowed four. They're <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live NHL Odds Board">1-1-0 on the over/under</a> and 0-0-0 at home. The BJ's are 2-0 on the puck line. Matt Duchene leads the Blue Jackets with a goal and three assists through two games and Zach Werenski and Artemi Panarin each have a goal and two assists.</p><p>The Lightning is 0-2 against the spread and 0-0 on the road. Tampa Bay has scored four goals in the series. They're 1-1-0 on the over/under and 0-0-0 on the road. The Bolts are 1-1 on the puck line and 0-0 on the road. Mikhail Sergachev (1 g, 1 a), J.T. Miller (2 a) and Erik Cernak (2 a) each lead the team with two points.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;The Blue Jackets cannon cam is getting out of hand 😂 (via IG /nhltrashtalkers) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— The Hockey Hangout (@HockeyHangout) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;10 de março de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><h2><strong>Goaltending Matchup</strong></h2><ul> <li><strong>For the Blue Jackets</strong>, Bobrovsky is 2-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .925 save percentage.</li> <li><strong>For the Lightning</strong>, Andrei Vasilevskiy is 0-2-0 with a 4.58 GAA and .830 save percentage.</li></ul><p> </p><h2><strong>M*A*S*H Report</strong></h2><ul> <li><strong>For the Blue Jackets</strong>, Adam McQuaid (upper-body) is day-to-day and Ryan Murray (upper-body) is out indefinitely.</li> <li><strong>For the Lightning</strong>, Anton Stralman (lower-body) and Victor Hedman (undisclosed) are day-to-day. Hedman is a game-time decision.</li></ul><p> </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Game 2 Prediction:</strong> Blue Jackets 3 - Lightning 2 (2 OT)</p>
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