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Photos: Lightning takes on the Blue Jackets for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Lighting blows a 3-0 lead losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3. Game two of the series is Friday 7:00 p.m. at Amalie Arena.
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) collides with Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) during the third period of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 10, 2019 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4 to 3. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
Published Apr. 10
Updated Apr. 11
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) steps on the ice for warm-ups just prior to the Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Fans begin arriving to Amalie Arena before the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first round of the Eastern Conference final of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Lead singer Matthew Shultz performs with Cage the Elephant as the Stanley Cup is seen on stage during the kick off party for Tampa Bay Lightning's first playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa. ALLIE GOULDING | Times
Members of the Bolts Brigade wave a flag while the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first round of the Eastern Conference final of the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13), left, celebrates his go ahead goal after beating Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88), center, while Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81), right, skates past during the third period in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost 4-3. DIRK SHADD | Times
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) and Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) celebrate in front of the Tampa Bay Lightning bench during the third period of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 10, 2019 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71), left, celebrates with Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) celebrate their 4-3 win over Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning players are seen along the bench in the final minutes in their 4-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) is congratulated by Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) after scoring the go ahead goal in third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), left, along with Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Dzingel (19), center, and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) vie for the loose puck during the second period in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) is seen after giving up a goal to Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) during the second period in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, center is seen during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi (5), left, tangles with Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) a Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) attempts to put a glove on the loose puck during the second period in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times


Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) walks through the tunnel just prior to the Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) steps from the tunnel just prior to the Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Billy DeGuzman, left, and Emily Smith, of Tampa, on stilts, in Thunder Alley before the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 10, 2019 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Chris Manzione, of Tampa, carries his 3-year-old son, Gio Manzione, of Tampa, in Thunder Alley before the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 10, 2019 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning players fight Columbus Blue Jackets players during the first period of the round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 10, 2019 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) celebrates scoring a goal with an assist by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) during the first period of the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 10, 2019 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) beats Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) to the net for a first period goal during the first period in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37), center, along with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98), right, and Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrate Gourde's first period goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) beats Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) to the net for a first period goal during the first period in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | Times
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) slams Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) into the boards as the loose puck flies by during the third period in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Tampa. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost 4-3. DIRK SHADD | Times

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