Yikes, just yikes.
The first period of Game 5 has not gone well for the Tampa Bay Lightning. To start things off, the Chicago Blackhawks really carried the play early.
Things got rocky when both goalies suffered through puckhandling mishaps, yet the Lightning came out limping in both instances.
First, Nikita Kucherov nearly pounced on a Corey Crawford blunder, only to bash his shoulder into the post.
What came next was even worse, though. Ben Bishop and Victor Hedman clearly had a communication breakdown, as Hedman’s touch threw Bishop off, they both collided and Patrick Sharp scored the easiest goal you can imagine in this scenario:
It was a bad decision by Bishop, especially considering his shaky health. The best news for Tampa Bay is that as rough as this situation is, it’s still just 1-0.
Other than that? Yeah, that was pretty bad.