For additional insight into the Eastern Conference Final, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Chris Dennis to break down the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dennis will be checking in throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Dennis spent 10 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, including the past two as an assistant coach under Randy Carlyle and Peter Horachek. Prior to that he was the Maple Leafs' video coach for eight seasons.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have the unenviable role of having two days to dwell on their 7-3 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper could spend time going through the video and finding the positives, because besides allowing seven goals, there were points in the game when the Lightning played well.
However, Chris Dennis said he believes that whatever positives might have occurred in Game 6, the best thing the Lightning can do is put what happened behind them as quickly as possible.
"If you're at this point, you're one game away from the Stanley Cup Final," he said. "You can't be looking back on what happened last night. It's over. You have to move on and prepare for Game 7. You can't focus on what just happened. If there's strategic changes that the coaching staff feels they need to make to adapt to something the Rangers did differently, then you would look back on that. Other than that you're moving forward and what's happened, happened. You have one game now to qualify for the Stanley Cup. That's what their focus will be."