On November 8, the Lightning posted the most lopsided victory in
team history with a 9-0 home thrashing of the Penguins. Vincent
Lecavalier recorded his third career hat trick for Tampa Bay,
which handed Pittsburgh its biggest defeat since 1979.
The Penguins have lost their last four home games by a combined
23-2 since beating Chicago on December 29, 1-0. On Saturday,
Pittsburgh was pounded by Montreal, 8-0, allowing the Canadiens
to score on four of their six power plays.
Pittsburgh had gone 2-9-1-1 in its prior 13 games before beating
similarly struggling Philadelphia on the road on Monday, 2-1.