Series (Game 1 of 4)
Tampa Bay leads 4-0
(3-2-1, 7 pts)
(0-2-4, 4 pts)
7:30 PM ET, October 15, 2005
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
V. Lecavalier (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2
V. Prospal (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
R. Fedotenko (Lightning - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
Tampa Bay (2-2-1) at Pittsburgh (0-1-4), 7:30 pm EDT
PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have played four
consecutive overtime games and have very little to show for
The Penguins continue their bid for their first victory of the
season when they host the defending Stanley Cup champions, the
Tampa Bay Lightning, on Saturday.
The league's lone winless team, Pittsburgh rallied from a
four-goal deficit to tie the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, only
to suffer a 6-5 loss in overtime.
Rookie sensation Sidney Crosby, the top pick in this year's
draft, scored his second goal of the season and picked up an
assist, giving him eight points to rank among the league
After consecutive losses, Tampa Bay is back on the road after
playing four of its first five games at home. The Lightning
have just seven goals in their last four contests.
Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards and Vaclav Prospal scored for
Tampa Bay in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
The Lightning have more losses in the first 1 1/2 weeks of the
season than they had in their previous two Octobers, when they
had one defeat in 17 outings.
Tampa Bay won all four meetings against the Penguins in
2003-2004, with a 23-4 edge in goals. However, the Lightning
have just five wins in 23 games at Pittsburgh.