This is the time of year when players on the margin are looking to make a point, to impress their coaches. Well, in Tampa this evening, Zenon Konopka was making a point for the Lightning brain trust, if the scoresheet can be believed...
Three fighting majors and a game misconduct, his evening ended 4:12 into the third. He had a total of 6:54 in actual on-ice playing time. David Koci did his part, too, with a couple of fighting majors, a slash, and a game misconduct. Less than five minutes of playing time, 22 minutes in penalties.
And their counterpart on the Penguins, Paul Bissonnette, ended his evening with two fighting majors and a game misconduct...all in 6:21 of on-ice playing time.
Dancing with the Stars will be calling on these guys soon.