NHL playoffs 2019: Lightning’s Alex Killorn opens up postseason scoring with shorthanded goal
It’s only fitting that the best team of the 2018-19 NHL regular season scores the first goal of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, but to do it on a shorthanded breakaway is just showing off.
Facing a penalty kill with just over four minutes gone in the first period, the seventh year forward stole the puck from Seth Jones at the Lightning’s blueline and broke in alone on Columbus’ goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to ignite the offense for Tampa Bay.
Killorn now has 21 goals in 65 playoff games. This was his first shorthanded goal in the postseason and the 13th in Tampa Bay playoff history.
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