Peep Show

Updated: May 11, 2004, 4:41 PM ET
By Jim Wilkie
Tampa Bay Lightning: Tampa Bay goalie Nikolai Khabibulin hadn't had such a bad game in a long time, but he didn't seem to be unnerved after allowing four goals on 12 shots before getting the hook in Philadelphia's 6-2 Game 2 victory. "You lose, you lose, it's just one game. It doesn't matter if you lose 1-0 or 10-0," Khabibulin told the St. Petersburg Times.

Philadelphia Flyers: The morning before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock took a new approach to one-time sniper John LeClair's inability to score in these playoffs. "If he doesn't score the rest of the series, we can still win it. We don't need him to score," Hitchcock told the Delaware County Times.

Hitchcock wasn't happy over the repeated replays of Philadelphia's Donald Brashear clotheslining Tampa Bay's Tim Taylor in the third period when tempers were flaring in Game 2 Monday night. "You can't incite the fans that way. It's a very dangerous situation. That can't happen. The fans were mad from what they saw on the screen. If that was in Philadelphia, it would be a mess, a huge mess," Hitchcock told the Tampa Tribune.