PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins have the edge in terms of playoff experience. Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher sees it differently, saying that the Lightning have played in more Game 7s this season.
Two, in fact - both in this series.
Boucher said, "We've been playing Game 7 hockey for the past two games, and we're not about to change our attitude."
The Lightning won each of the last two games while facing elimination, coming back from a 3-1 series deficit to tie the best-of-seven first-round series at three games apiece.
Game 7 is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, and this time - for the first time this postseason - the Penguins will know that a loss means the end of their season.