COLUMBUS, Ohio — Final score: The Blue Jackets take out the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 in Game 3. The next game will be in Columbus Tuesday night.
Lighting score: Finally in the third period Palat scored for the Lightning! The score is now 2-1, Columbus up.
Another one: Columbus Blue Jackets score again in the second period. They're now leading the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0.
Second Period: Moving into the second period Columbus Blue Jackets' Duchene shoots and scores. The Lightning are now trailing 0-1.
End of the first period: Things are all tied up with neither team scoring in the first period.
The starting lineup: The Lightning kick off the game with Palat, Point, Johnson, McDonagh, Cernak and Vasilevskiy.
Eastern Conference First Round: Columbus leads series 2-0.
Bottom Line: The Columbus Blue Jackets host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference first round with a 2-0 lead in the series.
The Blue Jackets are 22-17-2 at home. Columbus has scored 34 power-play goals, converting on 15.4 percent of chances.
Top performers: Cam Atkinson leads the Blue Jackets with 41 goals, adding 28 assists and collecting 69 points. Artemi Panarin has collected 13 points over the last 10 games for Columbus.
Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 45 total goals and has totaled 98 points. Nikita Kucherov has four goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
Last 10 games: Lightning: 5-5-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: 9-1-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.3 assists, 1.4 penalties and 3.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.