Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus’ three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams’ first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

Jones made it 4-3 from the slot with 5:55 to play as the Blues Jackets erased a 3-0 deficit after the Lightning scored three times in the opening period.

With Columbus trailing 3-1 in the third, David Savard deked around Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman and scored 7:56 into the period to make it a one-goal game. Josh Anderson picked up a short-handed goal that tied it at 3 at 11:54.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates off as the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 4-3 win during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates off as the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 4-3 win during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Nick Foligno had the other goal for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky ended up with 26 saves after struggling in the first period.

The Lightning, who matched the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for the most wins in a regular season with 62, got first-period goals from Alex Killorn, Anthony Cirelli and Yanni Gourde. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 22 shots.

Hedman returned after missing the final four regular-season game with an upper-body injury. The Norris Trophy winner took a helmet to the face during a collision with Washington’s Carl Hagelin on March 30.

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) celebrates with defenseman Zach Werenski (8) after the Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) celebrates with defenseman Zach Werenski (8) after the Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Killorn stole the puck from Jones at the blue line during a power play for Columbus and put a backhander past Bobrovsky to open the scoring 4:12 into the game. Tampa Bay was tied for third in short-handed goals during the regular season with 12.

After Cirelli had a rebound goal at 11:01, Gourde’s waist-high deflection of Mikhail Sergachev’s shot made it 3-0 with 2:10 left in the first.

Foligno cut the deficit to 3-1 at 9:15 of the second on a breakaway goal after Tampa Bay’s Ryan McDonagh made an errant pass in the offensive zone.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) collide while chasing the puck during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) collide while chasing the puck during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Vasilevskiy made a strong save on Matt Duchene during a 2-on-1 two minutes after Foligno’s goal.

Alexandre Texier, Columbus’ 19-year-old rookie who played in the Blue Jackets’ final two regular-season games, skated in alone on Vasilevskiy but missed the net on a shot with 4 minutes to go in the first.

Bobrovsky stopped four shots over the final 40 seconds of the second, including a nifty glove save on Steven Stamkos.

Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Alexandre Texier (42) and defenseman Scott Harrington (4) during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Alexandre Texier (42) and defenseman Scott Harrington (4) during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Nikita Kucherov, who had an NHL-best 128 points in the regular season, was held without a point but had an in-close chance turned aside by Bobrovsky and hit the crossbar during the opening minute of the second during a power play.

NOTES: Tampa Bay outscored Columbus 17-3 in sweeping all three games between the teams in the regular season. … Lightning D Anton Stralman sat out with a lower-body injury, but might return during the series. … RW Ryan Callahan and D Braydon Coburn were among Tampa Bay’s healthy scratches. … Columbus D Adam McQuaid (upper-body injury) didn’t play.

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with center J. (10) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with center J. (10) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

The Lightning will host Game 2 on Friday night.

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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington (4) scrap during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Cedric Paquette (13) and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington (4) scrap during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)