Carle’s night is over after collision with Stepan
The New York Rangers’ second goal was bad news for the Tampa Bay Lightning for reasons that extend beyond the scoreboard. It looks like Matt Carle was injured during a collision with Derek Stepan, as you can see most clearly around the 50-second mark of the goal replay:
It’s considered an undisclosed injury, according to various outlets.
Stepan seemed a little shaken up by that collision, but he’s been able to play since that happened.
The Lightning dressed seven defensemen, so the one bright side for Tampa Bay is that they can still put three different blueline pairings on the ice through Game 3. They’re still down a skater though, obviously.