The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t exactly caught any breaks since the commencement of the postseason.
Following a Game 1 loss to Montreal in which Ben Bishop didn’t dress and Ondrej Palat left midway due to injury, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper didn’t offer much in the way of optimism:
Cooper calls Palat a game-time decision tomorrow, said it's not a concussion, has passed all his test on that aspect
— Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO) April 17, 2014
Palat, the team’s second-leading scorer this year and likely Calder Trophy finalist, got tangled with PK Subban during Wednesday’s 5-4 OT loss and didn’t play at all in the third period or extra session. Palat didn’t practice on Thursday, and his spot on the top line was filled by Alex Killorn.
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