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Tampa Bay Skates Past Pittsburgh 5-1 - Recap

Tampa Bay Skates Past Pittsburgh 5-1 - Recap

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

Tampa Bay was an underdog by +120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Mattias Ohlund, Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Eric Brewer, and Nate Thompson each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Brewer opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 2:02 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Simon Gagne and Victor Hedman.

Dwayne Roloson turned in a 35-save effort for the Lightning.

Craig Adams scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Dwayne Roloson.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 16 of 20 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Tampa Bay scored 2 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Pittsburgh went 0-for-7 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh outshot Tampa Bay 36-21 in the game.