Marc-Andre Fleury and Dwayne Roloson have put on a goaltending clinic as Game One of the NHL Playoff series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins remains scoreless after two periods.
The Lightning arguably played better than the Penguins in the first period, but in the second it was probably the opposite, as the Penguins consistently kept the puck in the Lightning’s zone and racked up 18 shots in the period. Dwayne Roloson, who already has 28 saves, kept the net clean for Tampa Bay, and on the other end, Marc-Andre Fleury has done the same, with seven saves in the period and 14 in the game. That includes a stop of a brilliant trick shot by Vincent Lecavalier, who squeezed the puck between his legs and attempted to get by Fleury near the pole, only to have Fleury dive back and get it.
There was also a play in which Zbynek Michalek appeared to lose control of his stick and smacked Martin St. Louis in the face. No penalty was called, and St. Louis went to the bench, where he could be seen ranting in anger with blood in his mouth. The second period remained very physical, and I would expect that to continue in the third period.