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“I’m glad that those guys have been rewarded because they’ve played real good hockey for us lately,” Oates said. “And they deserve it.”
Perreault picked up two assists and Chimera scored his second goal of the season on a perfect tic-tac-toe passing play on the rush.
“It felt like we were getting a scoring chance every shift,” Fehr said. “We felt a lot better, and we were finally able to put the puck in the net, which is always good as well.”
Volpatti suffers cut
Tough guy Aaron Volpatti left Saturday’s game in pain after using his right leg to block a third-period shot from Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas. Volpatti did not return but reported being OK afterward.
“It’s fine,” Volpatti said. “A little pressure cut.”
Volpatti played well in his 8:21 of ice time on the fourth line. As long as the cut isn’t an issue, the left wing should play again Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs unless Joel Ward is ready to return.
Ward has missed the past three games with a bruised left knee after blocking a shot from Lightning defenseman Sami Salo on April 7.
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