The Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins resume their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal with Friday night's Game 2 from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Faceoff is a little after 7:00pm, with TV coverage from Sun Sports.
After dropping Game 1 by a 3-0 count, Tampa Bay will be looking to even the series and take home ice away from Pittsburgh. While his team put 32 shots on Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Lightning coach Guy Boucher was not entirely pleased with the offensive execution.
"We know we're encountering an amazing goaltender, who can win a game by himself. But we also know there's a lot of instances where our guys weren't in the right space to make something happen... It's going to take more than just a free shot. It's going to take a second and third chance at it, and that's pretty much what the playoffs are about."
Martin St. Louis will be in the lineup tonight after being high-sticked in the mouth by Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek. St. Louis underwent a late-night double root canal to replace the two front teeth that Michalek knocked out without being called for a penalty. But St. Louis has played in all 46 of the Lightning's playoff games since 2003, and he knows now is not the time for revenge.
"I'm not going to let my emotions get the better of me and hurt my team," St. Louis said. "We've talked among ourselves. We know what we have to rectify. And I know we'll come out and play a strong game."
After tonight's game, the series shifts back to Tampa for Game 3 on Monday at 7:30pm from the St. Pete Times Forum.
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