Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 4)

Tampa Bay leads 4-0

Game 1: Wednesday, November 8th
Game 2: Sunday, January 7th
Game 3: Tuesday, January 9th
Game 4: Sunday, February 25th

Lightning 4

(8-7-1, 17 pts)

Penguins 3

(7-4-2, 16 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 8, 2006

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 OT T
TB 1 1 1 14
PIT 0 3 0 03

N. Ekman (Penguins - RW): Goals: 3, Assists: 0

V. Lecavalier (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

B. Richards (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Tampa Bay (7-7-1) at Pittsburgh (7-4-1) 7:30 pm EST

Tampa Bay (7-7-1) at Pittsburgh (7-4-1) 7:30 pm EST

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) - After a disappointing end to a four-game road trip, the surprising Pittsburgh Penguins return home.

Pittsburgh recorded two victories to start their recent trip, but finished it with two losses. Still off to a solid start, the Penguins return home on Wednesday to face the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Pittsburgh became another victim of the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2, in overtime on Monday, as the Ducks remained the only team in the league not to lose in regulation.

Dominic Moore and Chris Thorburn scored for the Penguins, who went a second straight game without a goal from Evgeni Malkin. However, Malkin did assist on Thorburn's tally.

The Lightning come off a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday. Filip Kuba led the Lighting with two goals while Martin St. Louis and Andreas Karlsson each had a goal and an assist.

Johan Holmqvist made 25 saves and the Lightning converted on 3-of-5 power-play opportunities.