Columbus Blue Jackets 1 win away from series sweep against Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning v Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Three
Posted at 10:27 PM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 22:32:18-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets are just one game away from sweeping the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Blue Jackets entered their first home game of the series in Nationwide Arena on Sunday up 2-0.

The game was scoreless through the first period, but a goal scored by Matt Duchene assisted by Cam Atkinson and Zach Werenski in the second period put the Blue Jackets up 1-0.

Later in the second period, Oliver Bjorkstrand put Columbus up 2-0 with a Power Play Goal.

The Lightning answered back with a goal scored by Ondrej Palat, but the Blue Jackets clinched the win with an open net goal in the last minute of the game by Atkinson, putting Columbus up 3-1.

This third upset over top-seeded Tampa Bay puts the Blue Jackets one game out from sweeping the series and heading into the second round of the playoffs.

The Blue Jackets will look to win their first playoff series in franchise history in Game 4 on Tuesday.

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