GDT: 5/17/18 - 8:00PM EDT - #1A Tampa Bay @ #1M Washington [ECF GAME 4]

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  1. LightningStrikes

    LightningStrikes Hedmonster

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    Just have each team win their road games and we'll be back in the Cup finals.

    EZ!
     
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    G looks hurt.
     
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    no that way Caps'll take it, no?
    Just play the next two at the alternate universe or somewhere these records have no bearing on.
    Gotta bring our best no matter what.
     
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    + Vasi playing greatly
    + PP working
    + PK working
    + Stamkos keeps scoring
    + Second line is still playing well
    + We have won two straight
    + Caps are getting nervous

    So, not all doom and gloom. Best of 3, have to win the next to put pressure on them!
     
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  5. LightningStrikes

    LightningStrikes Hedmonster

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    Hey, you're right. Early morning brain fart.
     
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    98 is playing really well. I don't know why Cooper isn't playing him more than the disaster that McD-Stralman has been. I'm not saying have him take their minutes, but he shouldn't be playing 10 per game. Let the kid develop. He's been really solid, and seems to be improving. You gotta let a young player do that, whether its the playoffs or not. I'd say at least 15, so you have McDonagh and Stralman more like 20. Hedman's the only one who should be playing the big minutes.
     
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    In a perfect world I'd like him to get more ice time too, but the last change is huge on the road, Cooper is sheltering him, so I see where Coop is coming from. That being said I can see MS getting more minutes at home starting from the next game. The lack of offensive zone time has been Tampa's main weakness in this series and Sergachev is one of our best puck possession player on the team. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to get my point. I think Sergachev earned the right to have a greater role during those 2 road games.
     
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    FinnLightning26 Angery TB fan

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    Girardi is probably hurt after every game. That body has taken a beating.
     
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    Sorry I have been active but when I post the lightning started out of 0-2. I took a break and now we are tied 2-2. That being said. Best of 3 series now, nothing else matters. Win 2 and move on! Stamkos and Vasy have stepped up. Killer has been awoken from his nap. FINISH STRONG.
     
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    AWW! just woke up and the sun is shining, my juice never tasted so good! GO BOLTS!!!!
     
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    Sounds to me like we’re due.
     
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    Bad luck this series for me to post in GDT before the game so I didn’t.

    What a night from the Big Cat!
     
  13. The Macho Man

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    When he changed and gave up that Orlov shot while they had possession...

    I was ****ing pissed.
     
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    I don’t think it will happen but I wouldn’t mind seeing Conacher get a look in game 5. Maybe give J.T. a night off.

    Gourde is really struggling. I think the Lightning need more from him and TJ to win the cup unless Kuch just catches fire.
     
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    Disagree, Gourde played his best game since NJ series last night
     
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    That goes with the Washington Avatar theme.
     
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    Coop is going to live or die by this line up. But I would not mind seeing Conacher in for Kunitz. Would at least give the 4th line a shooter and maybe they can pick up some goals. Kunitz just has not been shooting like he was in the regular season. Not sure what’s going on and he is quitting on plays and going to the bench during an active sequence.
     
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    Love it.
     
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    He gets gassed 15 secs into a shift, lays one hit and he's done. All he has is a heavy shot that he barely gets off anyways. Paquette and Callahan have been impressive on the forecheck and PK, could use a linemate who puts in at least half the effort they do, Cirelli would be a great fit since his line of Killorn and Miller don't do anything anyways.

    Palat - Stamkos - Kucherov
    Miller - Point - Johnson
    Killorn - Gourde - Conacher
    Cirelli - Paquette - Callahan
     
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    He did take a hit last night (forgot from who) that had him wincing in pain
     
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    What adjustments can we make to help the D get the puck out better?
     
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    Remind McD that sometimes you just have to clear the damn puck and not try to act like Hedman when you're just not as good.

    Send Strålman healing vibes because he definitely is injured (played only the 4th highest TOI yesterday and was moving slower than usual, despite the nice hit he gave Ovi) and through the playoffs he's been our best defenseman at exiting with possession.

    Don't allow Girardi to try move the puck out, just clear it around the boards. When he tries moving the puck or some of those long outlet passes they often go to the wrong color jersey.

    Coburn is actually not doing badly at getting the puck out if he doesn't bobble it off of his stick.

    Give Sergachev more minutes because, damn, he is doing great for his age and his first playoffs!!

    Just let Hedman be Hedman. :D
     
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    My worthless opinion is that Hedman is the best player on the ice for the Bolts. The man can sure play some hockey.
     
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