Lightning: Welcome party; views from both sides

Published May 20, 2015

View from Tampa Bay

"We need to play every game like it's a Game 7. Hopefully we're going to do that (tonight in Game 3) and for the rest of the series."

LW Ondrej Palat, on carrying over the Lightning's performance in its 6-2 Game 2 win in the Eastern Conference final

View from New York

"We have to learn from this example and take a loss like this because who knows what can happen now down the stretch? Ultimately we have to crawl back and find a way to win some games in their building."

Rangers D Ryan McDonagh, on bouncing back from the Game 2 loss

Welcome party

A few dozen fans were waiting at the airport Tuesday to greet the Lightning when it arrived from New York. There were signs, including "We Believe," and cheering as players exited the plane. "We're all excited about going back home and playing in front of our fans," D Victor Hedman (above) said. "We can tell they're excited, too."