Martin St. Louis’ power play goal with 14 seconds left in the second period negated an earlier Craig Adams goal and restored the Lightning’s three goal lead, 4-1, after two periods in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins controlled play for large stretches of the second, out-shooting Tampa Bay 14-8 in the process. But the scoreboard remained the same until Dwayne Roloson’s shaky stick handling lead to a bad turnover behind Tampa’s net. Pittsburgh’s Arron Asham capitalized on the gaffe, feeding it to Craig Adams who finished quickly, narrowing the score to 3-1.
The Penguins continued to press until late in the period when Brooks Orpik took a cross-checking penalty. With the period winding down, Marc-Andre Fleury was caught cheating off of the side of his net and gave Martin St. Louis all the space he’d need to restore the Lightning’s three goal lead with 14 seconds left. Tampa Bay is now 2-for-5 on the power play tonight.