Lightning coach Cooper: 'Genuine pissed-off attitude that we lost Game 5'

Jerome Miron / USA Today

The Tampa Bay Lightning were steaming after their Game 5 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, which Lightning head coach Jon Cooper made public Monday.

"There was a genuine pissed-off attitude that we lost Game 5," said the coach. "I could just tell. Nothing needed to be said."

Tampa Bay lost the contest after a late P.A. Parenteau goal gave Montreal a 2-1 advantage, which sealed the deal for the Habs. The Lightning didn't deal so well with the loss.

"Guys were angry and it's carried over, so I like our mojo," said Cooper. "I want to be an angry team."

Forward Alex Killorn said that, in addition to the anger, the team will play with "a ton of urgency" and doesn't plan on getting back on a plane for a potential Game 7 Thursday in Montreal.

The Lightning have a chance to take out their frustrations and end the Canadiens season Tuesday when they host their opponents at Amalie Arena.

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