National Hockey League playoffs 2019: Agitated Nikita Kucherov talks Game 3 suspension: 'It sucks'

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The Lightning's three shots in the first period were the fewest allowed in a period by the Blue Jackets in a home playoff game.

Losing Kucherov for a game is a big blow to Tampa, whose offense is not keeping pace with Columbus.

Superstar forward Nikita Kucherov has been suspended for Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning's first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Game 1 and Game 2 took place in Tampa, but the Blue Jackets didn't let home-ice advantage get in their way.

NOTES: Kucherov was suspended for boarding Blue Jackets defenceman Markus Nutivaara in Game 2 on Friday. Bjorkstrand went over Andrei Vasilevskiy's head from the right circle on a power play for a 2-0 Columbus lead at 8:25, with rookie Alexandre Texier picking up his first National Hockey League assist.

Anthony Beauvillier also scored and Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots to help NY open a postseason series with two wins for the first time since sweeping Edmonton in the 1983 Stanley Cup Final for the Islanders' fourth straight championship.

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Werenski pulled off the franchise's first playoff Gordie Howe hat trick, where a player scores a goal, records an assist and gets in a fight all in the same game. Matt Duchene, who now has five points in the series, opened the scoring 1:44 into the second period.

And even though the Blue Jackets ultimately collapsed last season after taking a 2-0 lead on the Washington Capitals.

The first period was scoreless, but the Blue Jackets were still relentless, outshooting the Lightning 12-3.

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