The battle between the Penguins and Lightning didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tampa Bay was handed an 8-1 defeat on Wednesday at Consol Energy Centre.
Bettors who backed the Penguins were rewarded as -175 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 6.
Pittsburgh got goals from Chris Kunitz (3), Evgeni Malkin, Tyler Kennedy, Chris Conner, Mark Letestu, and Alex Goligoski in the victory. Malkin opened the scoring at 0:07 of the first period.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 31-save effort for the Penguins.
Adam Hall scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.
Tampa Bay got a 18-stop effort from Dwayne Roloson in the loss.
On the power play, Pittsburgh went 2-for-4, while the Lightning were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 41-32.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Montreal looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Ottawa.