Joonas Korpisalo is riding a heater. The Blue Jackets goaltender is getting hot at the perfect time and is making the Lightning work for goals in their first-round playoff series.But Tampa Bay forward Pat Maroon figures his team isn’t making Korpisalo’s job as hard as it should be.“To be honest with you, I don’t think our forwards are doing a really good job of getting in his eyes,” Maroon said Friday from Toronto, including himself in that assessment.The Lightning and Blue Jackets are tied 1-1 in the series, with Game 3 tonight at Scotiabank Arena. The Lightning have scored four goals over 10½ periods of hockey, three of them in Game 1′s five-overtime win.Maroon tipped his cap to Korpisalo, acknowledging his “tremendous” play — 121 saves on 125 shots — saying that’s why it’s so important to make things more difficult for him.There are three reasons players post up in front of the net: to deflect shots, grab rebounds and screen the goalie. If the goalie can’t see the shot, he’s going to have a hard time stopping it.“When you get in the goalie’s eyes, he gets moving, and you get those second and third opportunities, because the (defensemen) are battling with you in the net front and your forwards are coming down,” Maroon said.Once the goalie is sliding back and forth to try to see around the players in front of him, there are more openings for players to score. He’s also going to have a harder time controlling rebounds. Korpisalo has largely been able to direct rebounds wide, making it harder for the Lightning to send the puck right back at him.Once the opponent’s defensemen are engaging with forwards, battling to clear the net front, they’ll also have a harder time gathering rebounds their goalie can’t control.In the Lightning’s 3-2 marathon Game 1 win, goal No. 1 bounced off center Brayden Point’s leg. No. 2 was an own goal; forward Yanni Gourde tried to jam the puck in at the post and the puck ended up going in off Korpisalo’s leg. Point scored No. 3 off a rebound of a blocked shot. In Thursday’s 3-1 loss in Game 2, forward Nikita Kucherov landed the Lightning’s fourth series goal off a missed shot.Three of the Lightning’s goals have come because someone was hanging around the net.On Kucherov’s goal in Game 2, not only did he get to the post to score, but forward Ondrej Palat was right there as well, looking for a rebound. Palat had already taken two shots on the play, and the Lightning’s continual puck movement kept the Blue Jackets from setting up the way they wanted to.Columbus’ system of collapsing down low makes it harder for the Lightning to set up shop. Tampa Bay has been there some but not as consistently as it would like to be.Forward Blake Coleman suggested that the Lightning need to be “a little more violent with our arrivals to the net,” to mix things up and create space.“We need to do a better job,” Maroon said. “We have to find ways to get to the front of the net and make it difficult, make it hard on the (defense) and especially on the goalie.”Coach Jon Cooper agrees that the Lightning need to get inside of the Blue Jackets and “create havoc” but also pointed to shots in the two games that have fallen victim to friendly fire.“(Defenseman Mikhail) Sergachev shoots one at the net, and it hit (forward Barclay) Goodrow right in the butt,” Cooper said. “You’d never tell Goodrow to not be where he was.”Rebounds, fortunate bounces and deflections are the way of the playoffs, but Cooper wants to see more from his skilled team away from the crease as well.“At some point, when you do have an open shot, you just have to shoot it in the net,” he said. Contact Diana C. Nearhos at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow @dianacnearhos .