TAMPA — Lightning forward Brandon Hagel is in the lineup for Game 3 of their second-round series against the Panthers this afternoon at Amalie Arena.
Hagel, who missed Saturday’s practice at TGH Ice Plex in Brandon for body maintenance, was a game-time decision. He has four points, including three assists, in the first nine postseason games.
AHL Syracuse’s Cole Koepke and Darren Raddysh joined the Lightning for practice on Saturday and were listed on Sunday’s roster report along with teammates Gage Goncalves, Simon Ryfors, Fredrik Claesson, Alex Barre-Boulet, Remi Elie, Gabriel Fortier, Anthony Richard, Maxime Lagace and Hugo Alnefelt. None, however, were on the ice for pregame warmups.
For the Panthers, forward Maxim Manin replaced Anton Lundell, as interim coach Andrew Brunette said he would earlier Sunday. Lundell missed his first game of the postseason.
Manin previously played in Games 5 and 6 of the first-round series against Washington, contributing three shots on goal. Forward Mason Marchment missed his third game of the series and fifth of the postseason.
Pregame line rushes
Steven Stamkos-Anthony Cirelli-Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn-Nick Paul-Ondrej Palat
Hagel-Ross Colton-Corey Perry
Pat Maroon-Pierre-Edouard Bellemare-(defenseman Jan Rutta)
Victor Hedman-Erik Cernak
Ryan McDonagh-Zach Bogosian
Mikhail Sergachev-Cal Foote
Round 2 schedule
Game 1 — Lightning at Panthers, 4-1 win
Game 2 — Lightning at Panthers, 2-1 win (Lightning lead series 2-0)
Game 3 — Panthers at Lightning, 1:30 p.m. today
Game 4 — Panthers at Lightning, 7 p.m. Monday
Game 5 — Lightning at Panthers, Wednesday (if necessary)
Game 6 — Panthers at Lightning, Friday (if necessary)
Game 7 — Lightning at Panthers, Sunday, May 29 (if necessary)
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