Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0

Friday, November 29, 2013 4:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 17-9-1-0 11-3-0-0 6-6-1-0 W2
Tampa Bay 16-9-1-0 10-3-0-0 6-6-1-0 L1

Recap


Penguins 3, Lightning 0: Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season and Chris Kunitz scored two goals as visiting Pittsburgh beat Tampa Bay for the eighth straight time.

Brandon Sutter also tallied and captain Sidney Crosby eclipsed 700 career points with three assists for Penguins, who have handed Tampa Bay two of its three home losses. Fleury made a big stop on Richard Panik's breakaway late in the second period and earned his 26th career shutout as Pittsburgh improved to 5-1-1 over the last seven games.

Ben Bishop made 26 saves for the Lightning, who saw their seven-game home winning streak come to end. Tampa Bay failed to convert on all three power-play attempts and is 1-of-17 over the last five games with the man advantage.

Kunitz scored the only goal of the first period, taking a cross-ice return pass from Crosby and whipping a wrist shot past Bishop from left faceoff circle at 6:53. Both teams had good scoring chances in the second session, but Fleury stopped all 11 shots he faced and Bishop turned aside 8-of-8.

Sutter doubled the lead on the power play 8:27 into the third, banking the puck off Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman’s skate and just inside the left post from behind the net. Kunitz sealed the contest on an empty-net goal with 1:43 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Crosby, who has registered 701 points in 497 career games, Kunitz and C Evgeni Malkin each extended their point streaks against the Lightning to seven games. … Tampa Bay LW Dana Tyrell made his season debut and D Radko Gudas, the Lightning’s hits and penalty minutes leader, missed his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury. … Pittsburgh is 14-1-0 when scoring first and 9-0-0 when leading after one period.
 

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Tampa Bay
Sidney Crosby 3 Points N/A
Chris Kunitz 2 Goals N/A
Sidney Crosby 3 Assists N/A
Brandon Sutter 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury 1.000 Save Percentage Ben Bishop .929
Marc-Andre Fleury 21 Saves Ben Bishop 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 29 3 1-3 3-3 16 25
Tampa Bay 21 0 0-3 2-3 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Lightning have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Penguins have a W/L % of .706 after a win and .500 after a loss.