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Pittsburgh Ices Tampa Bay 5-1 - Recap

The battle between the Penguins and Lightning didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Tampa Bay was handed a 5-1 defeat on Friday at Consol Energy Centre.

Pittsburgh won as a -185 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played PUSH the total of 6 were rewarded at the payout window.

Pittsburgh got goals from Pascal Dupuis, Max Talbot, Deryk Engelland, Sidney Crosby, and Alex Goligoski in the victory. Dupuis opened the scoring at 8:01 of the second period.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 15 of 16 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.

Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Mike Smith stopped 15 of 20 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 0-for-4, while the Lightning were 1-for-8 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 20-16.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Atlanta looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face Minnesota.