Pittsburgh Ices Tampa Bay 5-4 - Recap
|Pittsburgh Ices Tampa Bay 5-4 - Recap|
Pittsburgh got 3 goals from Sidney Crosby en route to a 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The Penguins were a -117 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Sidney Crosby (3), Brooks Orpik, and Matt Niskanen each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Crosby opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 2:14 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Jussi Jokinen and Chris Kunitz.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 14-save effort for the Penguins.
Valtteri Filppula, Teddy Purcell, Steven Stamkos, and Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.
Anders Lindback stopped 21 of 26 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Pittsburgh scored 3 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 26-18.
Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Oilers. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Los Angeles.