Playoff Gameday – Round One, Game Two – Lightning

CONSOL Energy Center – 7:00PM
 
TV: ROOT Sports, CBC, RDS
 
 
Penguins Lead Series 1-0.
 
Team Notes:

 

Know Your Enemy: Lightning Hockey Blog

What they're saying about the Lightning:

All is not lost with one loss. Sometimes at the end of a series, you look back on the games and know that there was a moment that was the game changer in the series. An incident or a loss so bad that it cause the team to band together and take hold of their own success. St. Louis playing tonight despite having a double root canal after taking a stick to the face could have that effect on the team.

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No changes in the Penguins Lines:

James Neal – Mark LetestuAlexei Kovalev
Chris Kunitz – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Pascal Dupuis – Max Talbot – Chris Conner
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Arron Asham

Kris Letang – Brooks Orpik
Zbynek Michalek – Paul Martin
Deryk Engelland – Ben Lovejoy

Marc-Andre Fleury

 
No changes for Tampa Bay either:

Steve Downie – Steven Stamkos – Martin St. Louis
Simon Gagne – Vincent Lecavalier – Ryan Malone
Adam Hall – Dominic Moore – Teddy Purcell
Dana Tyrell – Nate Thompson – Sean Bergenheim

Eric Brewer – Victor Hedman
Marc-Andre Bergeron – Pavel Kubina
Mattias Ohlund – Brett Clark

Dwayne Roloson

 
 
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The Pens did everything they had to do on Wednesday night.  They skated fast, they hit hard, they got great goaltending and strong defense. They scored timely goals.  If any of those things didn't happen, they may not have won that game.  They know that and the Lightning know that.  Tampa Bay is going to come back stronger and faster and more determined today.  They will use the St. Louis' teeth as a rallying point.  They feel wronged.  They will want revenge.  They will want to go back to Tampa with the series tied.
 
So the Penguins will have to skate faster and hit harder.  They'll have to get even better goaltending and stronger defense.  They'll need to score the timely goals first and they'll need to put on an even better performance today than they did on Wednesday.  They'll need to raise their game yet again.
 
 
"Gentlemen!  Let's plow the road! "
 
 
Do It.
 
Go Pens.
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