05.06.2015 Tampa Bay Lightning versus Montreal Canadiens game 3 coverage
Back-to-back games in the NHL playoffs aren't an unheard of element; arenas have business to conduct that isn't hockey, after all. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens get to experience that element on Wednesday and Thursday night at Amalie Arena for games 3 and 4 of the 2015 Atlantic Division Finals.
The story that has followed around the series during it's hiatus has been Brandon Prust and referee Brad Watson's altercation during / after game 2 in Montreal. That sideshow element has taken the spotlight off the Canadiens to one degree or another in a fashion reminiscent to John Tortorella's "Shut yer yap" incident in the 2004 Eastern Conference finals. The difference is that Prust was not at odds with a player or an opposing coach but with a man enforcing the rules.
We'll find out if that has an affect on the series, for better or worse for the Habs and Bolts, over the next two days.