That's how the Russian right wing, a healthy scratch for five of the last seven games, summed up his opportunity tonight. He said he needed to keep his game simple and play hard.
"Lis played a couple good games," said Tortorella. "We brought Jody Shelley in and the dynamics of the lineup....he was the guy I kind of really had to take out, but he's gonna get another chance. He didn't deserve to be out at that point in time, but that's what we did."
Lisin had an assist in the Ottawa win on March 2, but hasn't scored a goal since the Tampa game on Jan. 19. He has six goals and eight assists in 54 games.
Personally, I've thought a team looking for goals should have Lisin, who has 40-point potential, in the lineup almost every night. We'll see.