The Flower had plenty of power in Game 1 to stifle the Lightning's offense like a Venus flytrap.

And if there's hope of getting back on track and evening the best-of-seven series, Tampa Bay will have to keep digging to try to solve Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury — aka The Flower.

Fleury put on a spectacular show in pitching a 32-save shutout in Game 1, robbing the Lightning several times with acrobatic saves or flashing out pieces of his equipment in desperation-type moves to stop pucks that seemed destined to find the twine.

"It was quite amazing how many times we should have been able to create something, but we know that we are encountering an amazing goaltender that can win a game by himself,'' Lightning coach Guy Boucher said. "But we also know that there were a number of times that our guys were not in the right space to make something happen and get goals against this goaltender. It's going to take more than just a free shot, it's going to take a second or third chance at it.''

Fleury did make some jaw-dropping saves, including one off his right leg that he raised into the air semi-blindly to rob Ryan Malone in the first period. Then he made a save with his arm early in the second to perform larceny on Vinny Lecavalier after a between-the-legs move with the puck that found glove webbing instead of the netting.

While those were spectacular, the Lightning believe rebound chances were wasted among their 32 shots on goal and that more opportunities should have been created to capitalize on loose pucks.

"The shots were there, I think it's just our compete level in front of the net needs to be better, and we are going to address that so we are in the right positions to get those rebounds with the open net and put them in,'' Lightning center Steven Stamkos said. "Fleury made the first save a lot, but it was the rebounds, that we just couldn't put them in and that's something we are going to be aware of in Game 2.''

While tonight's game is not a do-or-die situation for Tampa Bay before the series shifts back to the Sunshine State for games on Monday and Wednesday, the Lightning will need to build on the positives from the first game. They must regain their scoring confidence while not allowing Fleury, who won a Stanley Cup two seasons ago, to get into the kind of groove that could frustrate Tampa Bay's offense.