Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison will be blogging for NHL.com periodically throughout the Stanley Cup Final. In this edition, Garrison discusses a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
TAMPA -- It really felt like a pretty normal game day on Wednesday. I know that might sound strange, but it's true.
We had an optional skate, and a lot of guys took the option to save their energy. We had a good meeting too. Having these later games, after 8 o'clock for puck drop, means we have a lot of time in the afternoon, a lot of time to kill. I took a nap, watched a little TV, and that was about it. Really, I tried to go over in my mind some things from the game, things we saw in the morning and even Tuesday.