Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 12, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 24-25-3-3 15-8-1-1 9-17-2-2 L1
Pittsburgh 32-19-2-3 17-7-2-0 15-12-0-3 W2

Recap

Chris Kunitz and defenseman Kris Letang each recorded a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Sunday.
 
Kunitz split three defenders and scored 56 seconds into the second period to tie the game 2-2. Letang gave the Penguins the lead for good at 4:28 and NHL points-leader Evgeni Malkin notched his second goal of the game at 10:54 for the 4-2 advantage.
 
James Neal added three assists, while goaltender Brent Johnson made 21 saves and had an assist to win his first game since Dec. 3 for the Penguins.
 
Steve Downie gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead by scoring twice in an 11-second span midway through the first period, setting new franchise record. Jason Wiemer had the previous mark, netting a pair in 16 seconds against the New Jersey Devils in 1997.
 
Teddy Purcell assisted on both goals by Downie, who has three in two games and 11 for the season. Mathieu Garon made 37 saves for the Lightning.
 
Malkin had a power-play goal with 3:45 left in the first period to give him at least a goal in eight straight home games. The Penguins are 6 for 16 on the power play the last five games.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Pittsburgh
Steve Downie 2 Points Chris Kunitz 3
Steve Downie 2 Goals Evgeni Malkin 2
Teddy Purcell 2 Assists James Neal 3
N/A Power Play Goals Evgeni Malkin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon .902 Save Percentage Brent Johnson .913
Mathieu Garon 37 Saves Brent Johnson 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 23 2 0-2 3-4 8 35
Pittsburgh 41 4 1-4 2-2 4 32

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Anaheim . The Penguins have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Ottawa . The Lightning have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .387 after a loss.
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