Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 11-5-1-2 6-1-1-0 5-4-0-2 L1
Tampa Bay 9-7-0-2 6-1-0-0 3-6-0-2 W1

Recap

Dwayne Roloson made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning scored twice against the NHL’s best penalty-killing unit for a 4-1 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.

Vincent Lecavalier had two goals - including an empty-netter in the third - as the Lightning (9-7-2) won their sixth straight on home ice. Brett Connolly and Steve Downie converted with the man advantage in the second and third period, respectively.

The Penguins (11-5-3) allowed just three power-play goals in 52 opportunities coming into the game and had scored three or more goals in nine of their previous 11 contests.

The Lightning only managed 11 shots the first two periods, but that was enough to build a two-goal lead as Roloson stopped 21 shots. Lecavalier picked up a loose puck after a Jordan Staal turnover and slipped a backhand shot past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury at 8:38 of the first for a 1-0 lead.

The Penguins outshot the Lightning 14-6 in the second period, but Roloson continued to shut the door - including a big stop on Steve Sullivan at the right post.

Connolly gave Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead at 4:08, deflecting a Dominic Moore shot between his legs that squirted past Fleury. Downie scored his first goal since opening night, knocking home a rebound from the slot 2:04 into the third.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Tampa Bay
Tyler Kennedy 1 Points Vincent Lecavalier 2
Tyler Kennedy 1 Goals Vincent Lecavalier 2
Paul Martin 1 Assists Marc-Andre Bergeron 1
N/A Power Play Goals Brett Connolly 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .824 Save Percentage Dwayne Roloson .971
Marc-Andre Fleury 14 Saves Dwayne Roloson 33

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 34 1 0-7 4-6 14 28
Tampa Bay 18 4 2-6 7-7 16 26

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against New Jersey . The Lightning have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Florida . The Penguins have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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