The Chargers led 1-0 in the Stanley Cup final with 7 games and 0 wins, but they did not have a key gear in their second game against the Canadians.
Forward Alex Killorn was classified as “everyday” after blocking Jeff Petry’s shot in the second stage of the first game. After handing the club to defender Victor Hedman (Victor Hedman), Killorn put his body on the line to prevent the shot from getting through. He was a bit painful on the bench and played four more rotations before missing the rest of the game-including one in the third quarter.
Killorn usually skates on Bolts’ second line with captains Steven Stamkos and Anthony Cirelli, and is a member of Lightning’s top power team. He is also a key penalty killer.
“Alex is part of the puzzle,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “He played multiple special teams, he killed us penalties, he is a top strong team, he can check us, he plays a role in scoring. He is a deep, experienced player, you You can rely on the game to come in and out. He is the kind…you look at the scoresheet, he gobbles up in 18 minutes, he has some blocks, he has some hits, he has this, he has that. When you win a hockey game , His contribution is not always visible in the newspaper.”
He ranked second on the team with 8 goals in the playoffs and scored 17 points in 19 playoff games. Eight points are for a strong offense, and one point is an understaffed assist. During the regular season, he scored 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 56 games.
“The killer is an important part of our team,” Taylor Johnson said. “He takes up a lot of time, playing in various situations. Everyone has to play a different role. This is the greatness of our team, we have this depth. It will require everyone.
Johnson occupies Killorne’s position in the second line. He scored three points in 19 playoff games.
Matthew Joseph, who has not played since the first round against the Panthers, entered the roster in the fourth row. He played two games against Florida and four in the 2020 Stanley Cup games for the Chargers. In 56 regular season games this year, he scored 12 goals and 7 assists.
It is worth mentioning that Mathieu Joseph watched a video of skating with his assistant Derek Lalonde together with Pat Maroon and Ross Colton. You can see Joseph on the fourth line and Taylor Johnson moving to the Cirelli line in Killor.It will keep the Point + Gourde line intact #tblightning pic.twitter.com/H7BgENl0qi
— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) June 30, 2021