Penguins Win Big Against Lightning. Leapfrog Back Into a Playoff Spot

After a recent losing streak, the Penguins seemed to have found some new life after now winning two in a row and putting themselves back into the playoff picture. Here's the game recap;

In the 1st period, the Penguins opened the scoring at 2:30 when Lumme scored his 10th of the season from Podein and Joseph to make it 1-0 Penguins in a period that was dominated by Pittsburgh. The Penguins then went on to score 4 more unanswered goals in the frame. Malakhov, Zalapski, Jagr and Kovalev all scored for the Penguins to give them a commanding 5-0 lead heading into the 2nd. 

In the 2nd period, the teams exchanged chances, but nobody could find the back of the net. Despite the lack of goals the Penguins dominated the 2nd as well, outshooting the Lightning 10-3. 

In the 3rd period, the Penguins made it 6-0 at 9:57 when Elynuik scored his 16th of the season from Amonte and Finley. Then at 14:11 the Lightning broke the shutout as Martin scored his 6th of the season in Terreri. 

6-1 would be the final in this one. Next up, the Penguins will have a day of rest before they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in Pittsburgh.