Pittsburgh Penguins (11-4-3) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (8-7-2)
TV: ROOT, NHLN-US
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
The last time Sidney Crosby played an NHL game it was against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The last time the 2010-2011 Pittsburgh Penguins played a game it was against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone, Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier, Dwayne Roloson and the Tampa Bay Lightning have taken a lot from the Pittsburgh Penguins recently.
Will that trend continue or will tonight be the night the Pittsburgh Penguins fight back?
Season Series: 0-0-0
Last meeting that counted: April 27, 2011. Lightning won 1-0.
What we said in our recap:
The other major issue was the powerplay, and we’re sure it will be discussed at incredible lengths over the next 6 months, as it should be. Anytime you go 1-for-34 at something, you’re ******. That is no different here.
The powerplay struggled all season long...