The Pittsburgh Penguins are down 1-0 to the Tampa Bay Lightning after one period at the St. Pete Times Forum. The Lightning took the lead after a sloppy Penguins turnover deep in their own zone. Tampa captain VIncent Lecavalier opened the scoring, when he took advantage of the turnover to quickly convert his 7th goal of the season. Lecavalier swiftly skated from the corner and flipped it through the five-hole of Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.
Coming off their most explosive period of the season on Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, it was a slower first frame in Tampa as the Pens outshot the Bolts only 7 to 5 and were unable to serious challenge Tampa goalie Dwayne Roloson. Pittsburgh should have plenty more scoring chances as the Lightning netminder has been among the worst in the league this season, ranking near the bottom among all goalies in both goals against average and save percentage. Roloson has had a particularly brutal first month of the season.
Notably for Pittsburgh, forward Richard Park was scratched by Pens coach Dan Bylsma.