Lightning Back Home, Determined to Rebound Against Rangers

Lightning Back Home, Determined to Rebound Against Rangers

The double cross safeguarding Stanley Cup champions are down 2-0 to the New York Rangers in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference elimination round yet stay sure they have the stuff to move once more into the best-of-seven series.

"No one's anticipating that we should win a gathering last 4-0," forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare said Saturday. Game 3 is Sunday at Amalie Arena after the Rangers ruled the initial two games at home.

Lightning mentor Jon Cooper refered to unfortunate puck the executives, as well as the absence of a need to get going in his group's play, as variables adding to Tampa Bay losing back to back season finisher games without precedent for three years. And keeping in mind that the mentor was supported by the manner in which his group answered during the final part of a 3-2 misfortune in Game 2, Cooper focused on the reigning champions actually have "better in us."

"Eventually you could lose two in succession in the end of the season games. The way that we haven't for how long is striking," Cooper said after the Lightning's NHL record of 18 continuous dominates in matches following a postseason misfortune came to a sudden end Friday night. "Did it take us out of end of the season games? It didn't," Cooper added. "Do we have a slope to climb? Doubtlessly."

In any case, the Lightning feel they have the ability, as well as the versatility and administration, to defeat a drowsy beginning to the series. "We played with a smidgen of distress," Cooper said of the manner in which Tampa Bay almost cleared out a two-objective deficiency in the end minutes of Game 2. "For us to get once again into the series, we'll require significantly more of that."

"The Rangers have won six of their last seven games while outscoring  opponents 28-13. They’ve gone on to win 11 of 13 series all-time after  holding a 2-0 lead.