Heading into Game 2, Jonathan Toews noted that Cedric Paquette has big shoes to fill compared to the pesky ways of Ryan Kesler. The Tampa Bay Lightning would likely be satisfied if he scores some points.
That happened early on Saturday, as Paquette paid of a stream of Lightning chances with this 1-0 goal:
The Lightning came into the 2015 Stanley Cup Final undefeated when they scored first in the postseason, yet they lost Game 1. Can they hold off the Chicago Blackhawks this time around?
One thing’s clear: the pace of Game 2’s first period is right up there with Game 1’s hectic opening frame.
Oh yeah, and Jonathan Drouin is definitely making his presence felt. Speaking of presences, could we see Kyle Cumiskey as a scratch after that 1-0 goal?
Update: So far, it’s a night for pests, as Andrew Shaw sent home a rebound to make it 1-1. Tampa Bay’s lead did not last very long.