MONTREAL -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping their strong play over the final two periods of Game 3 will carry over into Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday (7 pm ET; NHLN-US, CBC, RDS, FS-F).
The Canadiens lead the best-of-7 series 3-0 and are looking to complete the sweep. If the Lightning win, Game 5 will be Thursday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The fact they don't really have a choice but to maintain that high level of play makes it a bit easier for the Lightning to focus on the positives of their 3-2 loss on Sunday.
The main point for Lightning coach Jon Cooper was that the youth on his team experiencing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time walked into an extremely hostile environment at Bell Centre on Sunday and showed no signs of wilting under the pressure.