Game 2 of the Bolts first round matchup is tonight at Amalie Arena. The puck is set to drop at 7 PM eastern time on CNBC Sports.
The Lightning will be looking to bounce back just as strong as they started off last game going up 3-0 early before allowing 4 unanswered goals in the next two periods. Down the stretch, they’ll need to keep the same intensity all the way through three periods. The level of concern seems very low in the locker room and amongst fans. Although, that sense of urgency can develop if they give up a 2-0 series lead before the Bolts go on the road games 3 and 4.
Anton Stralman is still day-to-day with a lower-body injury, and forward Ryan Callahan has yet to debut in the series. Tampa Bay will need to be all hands on deck moving forward in this playoff run, and they’ll need their stars to intensify their level of play if they want to have a chance against the other top seeds in the next rounds.
By Diego Quintero