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Another Chance For Jonathan Drouin

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

When the Tampa Bay Lightning practiced Thursday, left wing Jonathan Drouin approached associate coach Rick Bowness. He wanted to see a video clip of a play from the night before, when the Lightning defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in Game 1 of their best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round series.

Bowness was glad Drouin asked. He had already marked the clip to show him later.

So they went over to a whiteboard stuck to the glass and broke down the play. There was a gray area in defending a rush, and Bowness told Drouin he had stayed too wide on the backcheck. If the same situation arises in Game 2 on Friday (7 p.m.; CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports, FS-F, FS-D), he should pressure the puck.

"It cleared up my mind," Drouin said. "I know what to do next time."

After all the drama -- Drouin clashing with coach Jon Cooper, demanding a trade, sitting out in the minors, getting suspended, not getting traded, asking to play in the minors, rejoining the Lightning for the final two regular-season games -- each side finally is getting what they want. At least for now.


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