Lightning coach Jon Cooper came to Boston with a plan to steal back the home-ice advantage that the Bruins took away with their Game 1 win in Tampa. The Bruins will be facing elimination in Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon. May.
Despite the Lightning's struggles in Boston, that sure didn't happen in Game 3.
UNDATED (AP) - Tom Wilson's aggressive play has earned him a three-game suspension. "You try to take mental notes of little things you notice and try to use those to your benefit". The biggest key to success is going to be consistency. Second, the refs called an absolute awful uneven game. Let us know in the comment section below.
"Whatever they really need me to do", Donato said. "I believe they will play". "He shot the puck". It also means the defense will have to be strong on the forecheck. Boston countered with shots of their own as they started to control the game within the first five minutes, but Andrei Vasilevskiy was there to make several saves to keep the game scoreless.
In overtime, Alex Killorn sent the puck to the net and Dan Girardi just get enough of it to tip it past Tukka Rask to give the Lightning a 4-3 win, and a 3-1 series lead with their third straight win. The Lightning launched 78 shots in Game 1 alone; they're now up to 132 for the series, and 67 of them have reached Tuukka Rask. The Bruins announced earlier today forward Ryan Donato will rejoin the lineup against the Lightning in Game 4. The goal was his third of the postseason, and it was an unassisted goal. Nevertheless, it's surprising that the team's top combination of J.T. Miller, Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov has failed to register a point over the course of two games. The Bruins were chasing the Lightning last night, which helped wear down the Bruins.
Brad Marchand is at it again.
"It looks like he reached around and pulled him down", Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said.
Marchand, who has made headlines during the playoffs for licking the Toronto Maple Leafs' Leo Komarov, went to do the same to Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan in the second period. He has six goals and two assists for eight points in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff Games this year.
Want your voice heard? After being vocal about the issues throughout the series, I expect the calls to go in the Bruins favor in Game 4. As usual, the game can be seen on the NBC Sports Network.