The Lightning, who lost the Stanley Cup finals to Chicago last year, lost a 1-0 game in overtime Saturday night. Jonathan Toews scored 17 seconds into the three-on-three overtime.
For Tampa Bay, that goal spoiled a great evening by rookie goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis, who stopped the first 30 shots he faced. Toews scored off the rebound on the last shot, however. It was the Lightning’s third straight overtime game on the road trip.
“It’s like deja vu all over again,” said Lightning coach Jon Cooper. “We come here and can’t find the net. We must have hit every post.”
Chicago’s Corey Crawford shut out Tampa Bay, stopping all 21 shots. Crawford held the Bolts to two goals in the final three games of the Cup final.