Lightning Fall 8-1 Against Pittsburgh - Game 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 an 8-1 defeat on Saturday at Consol Energy Centre.
The Penguins were a -250 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Pittsburgh got goals from Evgeni Malkin (3), Jordan Staal (2), Matt Cooke, Pascal Dupuis, and Chris Kunitz in the victory. Kunitz opened the scoring at 11:09 of the first period.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 of 35 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.
Teddy Purcell scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.
Dwayne Roloson stopped 26 of 34 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Pittsburgh scored 2 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 35-34.
Pittsburgh looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blue Jackets. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track at New Jersey.