In the series there was a draw - 1:1. In the first match the puck was scored in the fifth minute. Past two meetings out of four between teams ended in a draw in regulation time.
Note that “Sheriffs” completely failed the starting period and conceded three unanswered goals, putting themselves in a very difficult position. They almost managed to get out and equalize the score, but they did not have enough time for that. The team had five chances to excel in the majority, but it was able to take advantage of only the one.
Rick Bowness wrote off the failure of his players in the second game to send off, since he thinks that because of them they failed the starting segment. By the way, Dallas conceded twice in that match in 4x5 format. If not for the first twenty minutes, it is likely that the team was celebrating success again.
John Cooper believes that his team needs to "make the game uncomfortable for the opponent" and "go into dirty zones." Indeed, Khudobin catches all throws from pure ice, so the Bolts have to come up with something right on the ice in order to hit the goal. By the way, before that, “Tampa” had to meet with defensive clubs in the Stanley Cup and they coped with these tests, albeit not without problems.
Of course, if Stamkos appears in the squad, he will significantly strengthen the attack, but this cannot be counted on, since he is still recovering from an injury. It is quite possible that the "Lightning" will try to act as primitive as in the previous meeting and will try to do the same, but to win they need to score again in the majority.
In addition, we will bet on the fact that the first goal will be scored in the first nine minutes, as Tampa will rush into the attack from the first seconds to secure the goal and comfortably finish the remaining time, as it was in the previous game.
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