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Tampa Bay Ices Pittsburgh 8-2 - Recap

Tampa Bay Ices Pittsburgh 8-2 - Recap

The battle between the Lightning and Penguins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Pittsburgh was handed an 8-2 defeat on Saturday at Consol Energy Centre.

Bettors who backed the Lightning were rewarded as +120 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Pavel Kubina (2), Simon Gagne (2), Steven Stamkos (2), Vincent Lecavalier, and Dominic Moore each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Gagne opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 16:57 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Teddy Purcell and Vincent Lecavalier.

Dwayne Roloson turned in a 31-save effort for the Lightning.

Michael Rupp and Chris Conner scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Dwayne Roloson.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 10 of 14 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 4-for-7, while the Penguins were 0-for-6 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 33-25.