Pens can’t get a win in Tampa!
The only goal from the Pens came from Tyler Kennedy, making the final score 4-1 Lightning. Roloson was amazing last night and the Pens, well, they had some issues. To read all that and more media content, please refer to the game wrap below:
Lightning 4, Penguins 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Dwayne Roloson stymied the Pittsburgh Penguins again.
Roloson made 33 saves, Vincent Lecavalier had two goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night.
“There’s no way you can beat that team if the goaltender is not at his best,” Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher said. “They’ve got everything, basically. We’ve got to play almost perfect defensively.”
Brett Connolly and Steve Downie also scored for the Lightning, who have won six consecutive home games.
Pittsburgh got a third-period goal from Tyler Kennedy.
It was the first game between the teams since Roloson helped Tampa Bay beat Pittsburgh in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series last season.
“Last year is last year,” Roloson said. “We’re focusing on this year.”
There was some chippy play, but no fights took place.
Roloson stopped an in-close shot by Steve Sullivan in the first. He also made several strong saves, including a lunging pad stop on Sullivan’s back-hander, during a late second-period power play.
“I don’t think we had any quality chances,” Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang said. “I think we took some shots, but I don’t think he had a really difficult life back in his net.”
Lecavalier put the Lightning up 1-0 from just outside the crease on Tampa Bay’s first shot of game 8:38 into the first. He picked up a loose puck after a defensive-zone turnover by Jordan Staal and made several moves before beating goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. – Continue Reading
Roloson and Lecavalier key Tampa Bay’s 4-1 win over Pittsburgh Penguins
Thursday, 11.17.2011 / 10:35 PM / News
The Canadian Press
Rare mistakes costs Pens in loss to Lightning
By Josh Yohe, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, November 18, 2011