Pittsburgh Penguins (30-10-0) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (17-20-2)
ROOT, NBCSN, TSN - 7:30 pm/et
Tampa Bay Times Forum - Tampa, FL
Kris Letang is back.
Season Series: 2-0-0
Last meeting that counted: March 4, 2013. Penguins won 4-3.
What we said in our recap:
Two years ago, Sidney Crosby returned from a concussion against the Lightning, and it set back the Penguins for a long time. Last night, Evgeni Malkin returned from a concussion against the Lightning, and it may elevate the Pens to a different level. It may not even be a "different" level. It could simply be the level the Pens are supposed to be at.
71 and 87 turned the tide on consecutive shifts in the third period. Can't even remember the last time they did something like that. Poor coaching, poor personnel decisions, and still some flawed play be damned; when the big boys are rolling, they can change the game just like that.
Know Your Enemy: Raw Charge