Lightning's Yanni Gourde becomes a dad between playoff games

Lightning's Yanni Gourde becomes a dad between playoff games

Forward Ondrej Palat scored two times in the first four minutes of the first period as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Grzelcyk had a rough night, and he might find himself on the ninth floor for Game 4 Friday (7 p.m., TD Garden) having been replaced by Nick Holden. Bruins were also losing in the physical game Andrej Palat was a wrecking ball and hot anything that move. "It's unacceptable for me". With the Pens being at home in Game 4 and feeling hungry after Ovechkin's heroics on Tuesday, there's a good chance Sidney Crosby and company exact revenge and make this series best 2-out-of-3. "I think you have to tip your hat".

It was a rough night for Pastrnak, some of it his doing, some of it the hockey gods'. Bruce Cassidy said after the game that he had less of a problem with the opening mistake that led to the first goal and much more of an issue with the two goals that followed after the first.

All in all, the Lightning have 25 points from lines two through four combined with the defensive corps through three games, while the Bruins have generated just nine points from players outside the aforementioned first unit. It was off the mark and went right to Point, who wheeled with it and fed Palat for what looked like an insurance goal that turned out to be the game-winning snipe with 5:52 left. "We're in a playoff series and we're playing like that". You turn pucks over to a good team and they're going to capitalize at some point. "I think it's easier to do it the next morning and not immediately after the game". They outhit the Bruins by a wide margin, 42-24.

I already said my piece about it. One off a pretty feed by Tyler Johnson, who is becoming the Lightning's most clutch player in these playoffs. "This building gets really loud when they get a lot of energy going".

Tuukka Rask tossed a broken skate blade up the ice in frustration, but hardly lost his cool. We kept trying to claw out way back in it. "We've got to be better Wednesday". They've done it the last two times out. Krug scored on a seeing-eye shot with 4:02 left. The latter could be an interesting option for a team that's struggled to generate offense over the last two games.

Brad Marchand picked up a slashing penalty in the second and argued the call as he was being escorted to the penalty box by a linesman.

But he also delivered some big-time saves, including back-to-back stops against William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault on a Vegas power play in the final minute of the second period. You can't change it at this point.

"To be honest with you, I'm not worrying about it", said Bergeron, who experienced a rare sub-.500 night in the circle (11-12, 48 percent) in Game. 2. "But it is what is". You've got to manage the puck first, and then once you don't have it anymore, you've got to have a certain level of structure and urgency to get it back, and we didn't.

As one could easily imagine, we are talking about Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos. The B's may have missed a chance to step on the Bolts' necks, but no one expected this to be a quick series. Backes slammed Pacquette to the ice after the they dropped their gloves. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked third overall, and it's successfully killed off 82.8 percent of all penalties.

"It's 1-1. It's the playoffs".

"It's a team that cares", Cooper said.

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