The Tampa Bay Lightning forced a Game 7 in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 4-2 victory on Monday night. Several things went wrong for Pittsburgh in the game; this Chris Conner(notes) penalty shot at 9:10 of the second period is one of them:
To quote Rick Jeanneret during Ilya Kovalchuk's(notes) shootout fail earlier this season: AND HE LOST THE PUCK. And after HBO's "24/7," is anyone surprised to see Dan Bylsma give one of his players a hug on the bench?
This was Conner's eighth career playoff game; it was also his second penalty shot this season, having previously converted against the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 18: