Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

Video: Net and Star Cam footage from Bruins-Lightning Game 4

(Want an in-depth recap of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s impressive comeback from a 3-0 first period deficit to beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 in Game 4? Check out this post, which covers all the bases.)

A lot of people counted out the Lightning once they fell behind 3-0 to start off this afternoon’s Game 4. Some even went as far as to close the book on Tampa Bay’s postseason altogether. Amazingly, many of those same people have been following this year’s playoffs and still assumed that a game could be decided in its first 20 minutes.

This Bolts team won’t quit and the Bruins occasionally struggle with leads (particularly 3-0 ones, many will joke), so the game was far from over. The Lightning bounced back after Dwayne Roloson was yanked in favor of backup Mike Smith while Bruins netminder Tim Thomas struggled in the second period. Ultimately, the Lightning played a great final 40 minutes after suffering some mental lapses in the first 20. Check out Star Cam and Net Cam footage for both teams in the videos below.

Tampa Bay Star Cam footage:

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Bruins Star Cam highlights:

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Net Cam video for both teams:

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Video: Pekka Rinne’s zero-margin-of-error stick save

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Sometimes, the Nashville Predators were unlucky in November. Sometimes they were just bad.

Either way, they’re likely glad to step into December, and they’ve already gotten a big bounce. Watch how close this near-goal was into crossing the red line before Pekka Rinne barely stopped it with a well-placed goalie stick.

You can also see it up close via this GIF:

Here’s the NHL Situation Room Blog explanation for it remaining a no-goal:

At 13:06 of the first period in the Coyotes/Predators game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play from 11:57. Video review confirmed the call on the ice that the puck did not cross the Nashville goal line. No goal Coyotes.

Alexei Emelin was ejected for this hit on Matt Calvert

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Alexei Emelin has been in and out of the Montreal Canadiens lineup, but this wasn’t the way they wanted him to keep his legs fresh.

The hard-hitting defenseman received a game misconduct and five-minute major penalty for a late hit on Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert on Tuesday.

So far, it sounds like Calvert may be OK.

You can see video of that hit above, as well as a GIF of the infraction via My Regular Face.

Many believe that Emelin should not have been ejected.

Injuries continue to dog Lupul as Leafs place him on IR

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Injuries have been a regular problem for Joffrey Lupul for much of his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it doesn’t look like that’s changing in 2015-16.

The team placed him on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 28, calling up Rich Clune in the process.

This IR stint means that Lupul will miss at least three games for Toronto.

From the sound of things, it’s a nagging issue, as notes.

“He’s been having the same problem here for a bit,” Mike Babcock told media members on Sunday. “He doesn’t seem to be getting the power back that they thought, so we’re just trying to monitor it the best we can.”

Leafs Nation points out that Lupul has missed about one-third of Toronto’s contests since suffering a separated shoulder in April 2012.

At 32, there’s still time for Lupul to fight through this, although injuries generally accumulate with age.

WATCH LIVE: Wild at Blackhawks; Penguins at Sharks

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Will Ryan Suter say something foolish during tonight’s game? Is Brent Burns‘ beard so long that it’s finally starting to scrape the ice?

We’ll find out the answer to those questions and more during Tuesday’s NBCSN doubleheader.

Need to follow the two games online? Never fear.

Game 1: Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks


Game 2: Pittsburgh Penguins at San Jose Sharks