TAMPA, Fla. — While tonight may not have been their night, the Tampa Bay Lightning are still ready to make history.
The team fell to the Dallas Stars 4-1 in their third Stanley Cup Final appearance in its 28-year franchise.
The Bolts are still looking to bring the Cup back to Florida as they did in 2004. This time, they're taking on the Dallas Stars, who also have one Cup win (1999).
The Bolts still have several shots at it, including Game 2 on Monday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. where they will look to tie things up.
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9:53 p.m. (Sept. 19): 6 ON THE ICE! Bolts pull goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for an additional attacker with just under 4 minutes left in Game 1.
9:49 p.m. (Sept. 19): Lightning land their third power play of the night as Seguin is called for tripping.
9:39 p.m. (Sept. 19): Another one...the Bolts try to take advantage of another power play.
9:30 p.m. (Sept. 19): Lightning land a power play early in the third.
9:13 p.m. (Sept. 19): Bolts head into the third with some catching up to do
9:04 p.m.(Sept. 19): Stars extend their lead against the Bolts 3-1 with 23 seconds remaining in the second period.
8:48 p.m. (Sept. 19): Stars regain the lead with a goal by Oleksiak. The score now stands at 2-1.
8:41 p.m. (Sept. 19): Coleman is called for another penalty giving the Stars another power play.
8:31 p.m. (Sept. 19): Dallas gets a power play as Coleman is called for slashing.
8:10 p.m. (Sept. 19): And we are headed into the second-period tied 1-1
8:00 p.m. (Sept. 19): ALL TIED UP 😎! Yanni Gourde finds the back of the net with a puck off his skate.
7:51 p.m. (Sept. 19): We head into 4-on-4 after Maroon and Oleksiak get mutual roughing minors penalty calls. #TBLvsDAL
7:45 p.m. (Sept. 19):
Stars score first bringing the score to 1-0 with more than 14 minutes left in the first period.
7:37 p.m. (Sept. 19):
And we have puck drop! We are officially underway in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
7:07 p.m. (Sept 19):
Taking the ice! The Bolts are ready to face the Dallas Stars for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.