The role of Joan Cooper was discussed at length and especially the Lightning players’ desire to move to the end of their resources.
“Tonight, this group has once again shown that it is a perfect example for our team. Lightning players never give up. They scored the first goal. They regained a 2-1 lead in the power play. They scored the winning goal with less than seven minutes to go. They took advantage of the opportunities and they defended themselves with pride and amazing determination. ⁇
Lightning Coach explained it nicely.
His team is trailing 2-3 in the series, but despite not having their best center Braden Point they have pulled the Chestnuts out of the fire. Competing despite being injured with professionals like Anthony Cirelli neutralizes the guilt of her avalanche.
She punches Nathan McKinnon at every opportunity.
She relies on the keeper to take his game one step further in the big match-ups as the training period draws to a close.
Bednar lost the match
Friday night, Andrei Vasilevsky was awesome.
Darcy Kumper is the finale.
And Jared Bednar made some amazing decisions.
When your team is defeated by a goal difference, claiming the Stanley Cup, if your team still has a chance to tie the game and win the championship, sometimes the coach will have to pull the rabbit out of his hat.
With less than four minutes left in the game and both teams looking to regain their strength to complete this high-level duel, when restarted, Bednar used support skaters to play in the Lightning area.
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