When your first two starting goaltenders aren’t doing it for ya and you face elimination what do you do as a coach? Well, Joel Quenneville went to his rookie third-string goaltender and it worked! The kid looked good in net for the Panthers and looked really relaxed when facing one-timers from Stamkos and Kuch. Penalties killed momentum for the Lightning. The Panthers also did a good job at clogging up the neutral zone and keeping the Bolts from their very effective transition game.
Two Lightning players received fines for their actions in game 5. Pat Maroon a $3K+ fine for unsportsmanlike conduct at the end of the third period and Ryan McDonagh a $5,000 fine for cross-checking in the first period.
Now the series heads back to Tampa for another shot for the Lightning to eliminate the stinkin’ cats.
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