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Lightning not using elevation as excuse in Stanley Cup Final

DENVER (AP) Visitors to Ball Arena are reminded of the altitude challenge facing them as soon as they walk through the doors with a sign welcoming them to the "Mile High City, elevation 5,280 feet."

That reminder becomes reality during the first few shifts of a hockey game, especially one as crucial as the start of the Stanley Cup Final. The Tampa Bay Lightning looked like they were feeling it early in Game 1, though they came back to tie it before losing in overtime. They said they don't consider the elevation a reason they shouldn't be able to tie the series on Saturday night.

"It would be easy for everyone to use that as an excuse, but we came out here early, got a good practice in and we were ready to go," veteran defenseman Victor Hedman said Friday. "Now we had a few days more, but it's not going to change the way we approach the game."

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Leaders
Points: A. Matthews106
Plus/Minus: M. Bunting27
Shots on Goal: A. Matthews348
PIM: W. Simmonds96
Win: J. Campbell31
Shutouts: J. Campbell5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 312 (2)
Shots: 2835 (7)
PP%: 27.3% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 702 (18)
Assists: 538 (3)
SH Goals: 13 (1)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Florida 58 18 6 122
x-Toronto 54 21 7 115
x-Tampa Bay 51 23 8 110
x-Boston 51 26 5 107
Buffalo 32 39 11 75
Detroit 32 40 10 74
Ottawa 33 42 7 73
Montreal 22 49 11 55
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 252 (14)
Shots Against: 2511 (24)
PK%: 82.1% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 700 (17)
Shutouts: 7 (7)
Sv%: 0.900 (22)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/29 J. Spezza Retired
5/22 M. Giordano Contract extended Two-year contract extension
5/13 T. Niemela Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/13 R. Hirvonen Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/8 C. Dahlstrom Called up from minors from Toronto-AHL
5/5 K. Clifford Suspension Over
5/3 K. Clifford Suspended One game by NHL for boarding
5/1 M. Hollowell Called up from minors from Toronto-AHL
5/1 A. Steeves Called up from minors from Toronto-AHL
5/1 B. Seney Called up from minors from Toronto-AHL
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