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Recchi gives the Lightning a 3-2 lead in second

TAMPA, Fl. — Tampa Bay’s meat and potatoes line gets it done in the second for the Lightning as grinding wingers Mark Recchi [1] and Matt Pettinger were both camped in front of the net, and Recchi redirected Josef Melichar’s slap shot from the right point past Manny Fernandez [2]. The grind it out score, exactly the kind that B’s coach Claude Julien [3] has been imploring from his troops, has given the Lightning a 3-2 lead with 4:53 to go in the second.