The Tampa Bay Lightning fell to the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday night in Toronto. The win gives the Bruins a 1-0 series lead over the Lightning in the best of seven series.
After a back and forth first period, it would be the Bruins who got a huge goal late in the first when Charlie Coyle scored at the 18:52 mark of the period to give Boston a 1-0 lead. They would add to that lead early in the second period when David Pastrnak scored on the power play at the 4:34 mark. Though the Lightning played better as the second period progressed, 2-0 in favor of Boston would remain the score heading into the third period.
The Bruins scored what would prove to be the dagger just 1:17 in the third when Brad Marchand scored. The Lightning did get a goal back from Victor Hedman at the 8:50 mark of the first, but that would be as close as the Lightning would get until they pulled goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Though Victor Hedman scored again with the extra attacker at the 18:46 mark, that would be as close as the Lightning would get.
Andrei Vasilevskiy went 28-for-31 in net in the losing effort for Tampa Bay. Boston goalie Jaroslav Halak, who is the Bruins primary goalie after Tuukka Rask opted out of the tournament, picked up the win with a 35-for-37 night in net.
Tampa Bay and Boston now look ahead to a huge game two on Tuesday night in Toronto. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM - pregame coverage begins at 6 PM on News Radio WFLA.