The Stanley Cup final series began with a fierce bombardment. After only eight minutes of play, the stats reported 30 tackles (Stars 16, Lightning 14).
Joel Kiviranta served one of the tackles and puffed Brayden Point on his knees. Point lost the puck Roope Hintzille, which found a beautiful feed Joel Hanleyn, 359 matches AHL roller.
Hanley snatched the post to the arrow in the upper corner. The goal was Hanley, 29, the first in his career at the NHL level.
The stars escaped
Lightning equalized, but in the second set, Stars scored two goals ahead.
Jamie Oleksiak followed his own rebound and lifted the puck nicely to the ceiling.
Alex Radulov and Miro Heiskanen acknowledged the entry points.
Heiskanen’s balance after 22 playoffs is 23 (5 + 18) points. He’s a stockbroker Nikita Kutsherovin, Point and Nathan MacKinnonin after – and heavily involved in Conn Smythe speculation.
Kiviranta hit in the last minute of the second set, really painfully for Lightning.
The pebble beach curved over the blue line, shot Mikhail Sergatshevin on his feet and finally tapped the loose piece Andrei Vasilevskin from the armpit to the network.
That Lindell scored an entry point from Kiviranta’s hit.
In the final round, Lightning flashed his offensive power, however Anton Hudobin, a great autumn-watching Stars guard, endured the firing.
Jason Dickinson hit 4–1-Final readings on an empty Lightning note.
The second final will be played in Finnish time on the night between Monday and Tuesday.
Stamkos still on the sidelines
Lightning started the final series without Steven Stamkosia, a skipper who has not played any playoff matches.
Stamkos has played his previous match in late February. However, he is in a bubble and participates in skating exercises.
– He’s still rehabilitating, Lightning’s GM Julien BriseWood announced on the NHL website.
– We haven’t let him out.
Stamkos scored 66 (29 + 37) power points in 57 matches in the regular season.