TAMPA — Three minutes into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, things got interesting with a scrum and a short-handed goal.
Alex Killorn led Tampa Bay to its first goal of the postseason on a Columbus power play, just four minutes, 12 seconds into the game.
Killorn stripped Seth Jones at the blue line and sprinted down the ice on a breakaway.
It all started with a scrum that broke out on the ice less than three minutes into the game.
Dan Girardi came for the puck against Columbus’ Brandon Dubinsky and delivered a hit at the blue line as he came around Dubinsky’s left side.
Dubinsky fell to the ice, but quickly got up and immediately looked for Girardi, who stood less than five feet away from him.
As Dubinsky went toward Girardi, he was intercepted by Adam Erne, who gave Dubinsky a quick shove back toward the ice.
Dubinsky got back up and went for Girardi, immediately starting the scrum.
The two served individual penalties, Girardi for an illegal check to the head and for roughing while Dubinsky sat for roughing, giving Columbus the first power play of the playoffs.
The advantage worked against the Blue Jackets this time, though.
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