5. Fighting Through it
The Panthers played their best period of the series in the opening period of game four. The Lightning were forced to weather the storm through their early surge.
Then, not once, but twice the Lightning appeared to have scored the game’s opening goal in the second period. Lengthy reviews led to both goals being disallowed. All momentum that might have been gained by scoring was not only lost by having the goals disallowed, but at least 15 minutes’ worth of time was spent without game action due to replays. With all the standing around, this could have opened an opportunity for Florida to seize the momentum, but the Lightning would have to live to fight another shift.