Brilliant Saves, Unrealized Chances and Solid Defense Leaves Score 0-1 Bruins

6 minutes into the second, Victor Hedman took a high stick to the helmet to give Tampa their first power-play of the game.  The Lightning failed to convert on the power-play though a shot by Lightning Forward Steven Stamkos ricocheted off the goal post, barely missing the net with Bruins goalie Tim Thomas six feet out of his crease.  

Throughout the second period, Bruins were given chances to increase their lead on a penalty against Tampa for having too many men on the ice and a hooking penalty.  Boston’s advantages were lost against Tampa’s superb penalty kill and an equalizing penalty against Boston Forward Patrice Bergeron for interference against Lightning Forward Adam Hall. Tampa failed to convert on an abbreviated power-play against the Bruins’ penalty kill, a penalty kill led by Patrice Bergeron and a penalty kill that is quickly becoming a problem for the Bolts.

Brilliant saves by both goalies, solid defense, and wasted chances kept the score at 0-1 Bruins.  

 

Game Notes:

Both teams have used their time outs.

Lightning won three times the amount of face-offs in the second period than in the first period 

What will third period playoff hockey do for the Bolt's pace of game? 

 

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