Cooper keeps things light as Stamkos says he'll play Game 4

TSN.ca Staff
4/21/2014 4:32:38 PM
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Lightning captain Steven Stamkos told reporters on Monday that he expects to play in Game 4 when Tampa Bay tries to come back from a 3-0 first-round series deficit against the Montreal Canadiens.

Stamkos did not reveal any specifics on injuries of symptoms - if any - after briefly leaving Sunday's game at the Bell Centre in the second period after being hit in the head by the knee of Alexei Emelin.

With his team facing a 'win-or-we're-out' situation, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper kept things loose by joining in on the scrum and holding a water bottle as a microphone - asking his star player how he felt.

"I'd like a little more ice time," Stamkos replied jokingly.

Stamkos went down while battling with Brandon Prust and then started sliding down the ice when he came across Emelin's knee. It connected with the back of Stamkos' head and Stamkos immediately went down.

He left the ice under his own power and returned to start the third period and finished the game.

Stamkos had 25 goals in 37 games this season.

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