Apr 18, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39) watches the puck in game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning pull Anders Lindback in third period


The night was supposed to be a bounce back game for the Tampa Bay Lightning but the team has gone from being hopeful to falling into an 0-2 hole heading back to Montreal. The Canadiens were all over Anders Lindback in Game 2 and it resulted in three goals being scored and the Bolts netminder having his night ended early.

While the Habs chasing Lindback in the third is notable, the bigger question is what will happen when Game 3 rolls around. With starter Ben Bishop out indefinitely, the Lightning are going to have to decide whether to give confidence back to Lindack and start him in Game 3 or roll with a different hand and give the nod to Kristers Gudļevskis.

Either way, the Lightning are not in a good place right now and with their goalie situation in absolute turmoil, things are not positive heading into a Game 3 the Bolts need to win. Should they lose in Montreal next week, regardless of who starts, the team will be a game away from an embarrassing series sweep and that’s when the real turmoil will set in.

But fir now, the Lightning still have a chance to get back in this series as being sown 0-2 is a burden but not a death sentence.

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