On Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning displayed a skill that has helped them win back-to-back Stanley Cups: harnessing their inner rage.
The Lightning defeated the Maple Leafs5-3, tying the series at one game apiece thanks to four points from Victor Hedman.
In the first game of the playoffs, Toronto shut out the Lightning5-0, extending the Lightning's post-season winning streak to two games.
Jon Cooper, the team's head coach, emphasised the importance of defending against those losses.
"That is exactly what we must do. You must make it your own. You must do whatever it takes to arouse resentment and desire within yourself "he explained. What matters is whether you want to win or not lose, "either way."
A power-play goal from Brayden Point helped the Penguins to a 1-0 win over the Penguins on Wednesday night, and they said they were fueled by the lopsided defeat in Game 1.
In the first one, Point said, "I think we got our show run, so we wanted to have a better night." For games and bounce-back games, "We have a good leadership group that gets us ready for games, and I think we're just a little bit more ready."