It’s now a best of 3 for the GHCL cup with Game 5 back in Tampa Bay…..
The teams trade goals for the majority of the first 1/2 of the game as Khudobin was on his game as the Bolts were generating a ton of quality scoring chances….aided by a distinct powerplay advantage. But at 16:19 of the 2nd Getzlaf beats Fleury to give the Yotes their first lead of the game at 3-2; however Ryan takes a penalty and Kopitar immediately capitalizes tying the game back up heading to the 3rd. Not sure what happened in the teams’ locker rooms between periods but the tightly contested games of the series went by the wayside in the 3rd period as the Bolts scored 5 times chasing Khudobin in the process and cruise to an 8-3 win in Game 5. Line 2 for the Bolts led the charge taking the game’s 3 stars……3. Carter (3a, 5 shotes), 2.Ladd (2g,2a, 6 shots), 1. Kopitar (2g,2a, 6 shots).
Back to the desert for Game 6 with the Cup in the building! Good luck Jay!