Penguins vs Lightning Final: 6-3 - Recap
|Penguins vs Lightning Final: 6-3 - Recap|
Jussi Jokinen scored twice to lead the Penguins over Tampa Bay 6-3 on Thursday at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Pittsburgh was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Pittsburgh got goals from Jussi Jokinen (2), Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, and Tanner Glass in the victory. Jokinen opened the scoring at 4:07 of the first period.
Tomas Vokoun turned in a 16-save effort for the Penguins.
Teddy Purcell (2) and Brett Connolly scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Tomas Vokoun.
Ben Bishop stopped 35 of 41 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Pittsburgh went 3-for-6, while the Lightning were 3-for-4 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 41-19.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Florida looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Washington.