Another Tampa Bay Cheap Shot Adds Fuel to the Red Wings Playoff Series
You know what happens when you can't score on a goalie? You "take a run at him." Meaning, you attempt to hit them to knock them off their game. The Lightning were getting shut out 2-0 last night when Cedric Paquette took his stick and intentionally tripped goalie Petr Mrazek last night.
You have to love Justin Abdelkader's reaction. He has his teammates back. Justin just returned from a hand injury and assisted on the second goal scored by Riley Sheahan. Check out the box score here.
The Lighting have taken cheap shots all series trying to get in Detroit's head. Pavel Datsyuk got hit AFTER the whistle in game 2 and Detroit received a penalty. Tampa Bay's NAVIN (Tyler Johnson) scored seconds in to that power play and the Wings never recovered.
I do not expect retaliation. The best way to retaliate is win and send these thugs home. Game 4 is Thursday night at the Joe 7pm.