Alex Killorn and the Tampa Bay Lightning strike first in the Stanley Cup Finals thanks to a deflection Brett Hull would be jealous of.

By Robby Sabo

Entering the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals most believed the Tampa Bay Lightning’s wild, magical ride would finally come to a sudden halt.

I mean let’s get real. How can this squad take down the mighty Chicago Blackhawks led by studs Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane?

Chicago has taken home two of the past five cups, and the Lightning have a bunch of no-names on the blueline. Most importantly, they have shaky Ben Bishop in net.

Despite this overwhelming feeling, the Steven Stamkos-led squad, and especially Alex Killorn, came out firing on all cylinders.

Check out the first goal of these finals, thanks to this ridiculous deflection by Killorn:

Ladies and gents, it doesn’t get much prettier than that.

The hand-eye coordination needed to pull something like that off is above god-like.

Right now the two teams rest during the first intermission with Tampa leading 1-0. Chicago will look to reverse the first-period trend of the Lightning completely dominating puck possession in the offensive zone.

Look for a studly Blackhawks forecheck to start the second.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com