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Lightning’s Bogosian, Coleman combine for one of the best goals of NHL Playoffs

Zach Bogosian dangles around the defense and makes a pass from his knees to Blake Coleman, who breaks free and dives through the air while sniping the puck past Jaroslav Halak to even the score for the Bolts.

While we’ve seen Blake Coleman score some highlight-reel goals, Zach Bogosian is not one of the Lightning players you’d expect to factor into a beauty. Yet, Bogosian and Coleman absolutely did that for the 1-1 goal in Game 2 of Lightning - Bruins. (The Lightning ended up winning Game 2 by a score of 4-3 [OT].)

Again, the most surprising part was seeing Bogosian deke and dangle around Torey Krug and the Bruins to set this play up. That said, Coleman made a great diving play to actually score the goal. You can watch that tremendous tally in the video above this post’s headline.


Interestingly, Bogosian was on the wrong end of surprising moments, too. His stick breaking on a shot helped open the door for the Bruins’ 1-0 goal:

The Lightning have been putting together a better effort to try to tie this series, and that Bogosian - Coleman goal could end up being crucial.

No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. No. 4 Boston Bruins (Series tied 1-1)

Game 1: Bruins 3, Lightning 2. (recap)
Game 2: Lightning 4, Bruins 3 [OT]. (recap)
Game 3: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m. ET – NBCSN
Game 4: Friday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. ET – USA Network
Game 5: Sunday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. ET - NBC
*Game 6: Tuesday, Sept. 1 – TBD
*Game 7: Wednesday, Sept. 2 – TBD

*if necessary

Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round schedule

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.