St. Pete Times Forum - 7:00PM
TV: Versus, ROOT Sports, CBC, RDS
Penguins Lead Series 3-2.
Dan Bylsma isn't mentioning any line-up changes.
Some Lightning players stayed in a hotel last night.
The Lightning will once again play with seven defensemen.
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They made a statement in Pittsburgh to force a game 6 with an 8-2 victory on Saturday morning. Their special teams was great and players other than Lecavalier and St. Louis contributed to the scoresheet. Stamkos finally made an appearance with this 1st and 2nd goals of the series, something the team has needed all series. The Lightning have not won a playoff game at home so far, and winning three games in a row will be a tough feat for them to do. But they've got one win down, and if they can get another, it becomes anyone's game when the series heads back to Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Tonight the players need to focus on what has made them successful in this series so far. They need to keep applying the offense, both at even strength and on the powerplay, keep their emotions in check, and Roloson needs to be yet again fantastic.
James Neal - Mark Letestu - Alexei Kovalev
Chris Kunitz - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Pascal Dupuis - Max Talbot - Chris Conner/Eric Tangradi
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Arron Asham
Kris Letang - Brooks Orpik
Zbynek Michalek - Paul Martin
Matt Niskanen/Deryk Engelland - Ben Lovejoy
Guessing at the Lightning's Lines:
Simon Gagne - Vincent Lecavalier - Martin St. Louis
Ryan Malone - Steven Stamkos - Nate Thompson
Adam Hall - Dominic Moore - Teddy Purcell
Dana Tyrell - Sean Bergenheim
Mike Lundin - Mattias Ohlund
Eric Brewer - Victor Hedman
Pavel Kubina - Brett Clark
If you're questioning MAF as a goaltender right now, you're wrong. One win and it's handshake city. Beating teams on their own ice is what the Pens do. Just win. That's all that matters.