We checked back in with Sirius XM hockey analyst Zig Fracassi to get his thoughts on what the Lightning need to do better in Game 2 against the Canadiens.
Fracassi said it looked to him like the defense was playing with a grenade in Game 1. Montreal had a good forecheck but the Lightning mishandled the puck.
Fracassi said he felt bad for Lindback. He was constantly under fire and the defense just made poor decisions in front of him. The plan for the Candiens was to shoot as many pucks as they could at Lindback because he’s so mechanical. Look for more of that in Game 2.
Tonight is a must win game to Fracassi. He said they’re traveling to Montreal after this and it’s extremely intimidating and a young team may not fair well down 0-2 on the road.