Mar 1, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mark Barberio (8) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Lightning defeated the Stars 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Mark Barberio destroys Brian Gionta (GIF)


The NHL playoffs are in full swing and it appears that the Tampa Bay Lightning may be on their way out of the postseason ager just four days of action. Down 2-0 in their series against the Montreal Canadiens, the Bolts are in serious danger of going down 3-0 and facing elimination in Game 4 this week.

But while the team is allowing goals and bleeding turnovers, they are still capable of hitting hard and we saw an example of that early on in Game 3. While it looked to be part accident part intimidation, Mark Barberio took out Brian Gionta in front of Tampa Bay goal.

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

The Lightning need to  hitting hard, but they also need to score goals as they can knock the Canadiens out on the ice but the Habs are very close to knocking the Bolts out of the postseason.

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