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Right wing Mike Knuble is back on the ice for the Washington Capitals in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing three consecutive playoff games.
Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau is hoping his top-seeded team will be more patient in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Simon Gagne has been helped to the dressing room during Game 1 of his team's playoff series against the Washington Capitals after he banged his head against the ice during a scary fall.
Sidney Crosby acknowledged he recently had a setback and experienced symptoms during his recovery from a concussion, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star said he isn't worried that he won't be ready for the start of next season.
If the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs was any indication, familiarity breeds some entertaining hockey. That, and contempt, of course.
The lockout has been lifted.
With the Capitals seeking to climb out of a big hole in Game 4 against the New York Rangers with the series potentially hanging in the balance, no one would have been shocked if Nicklas Backstrom shook out of his slump and scored a couple of goals.
Tampa Bay's Steve Downie expressed regret. Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz was remorseful, too.
The Tampa Bay Lightning's first playoff win in four years restored some of the confidence they will need to have continued success against the Pittsburgh Penguins.