When Dwayne Roloson came up big around the midway point of overtime period, the Penguins must have felt unlucky. When the period ended, they must have felt fortunate.
But now, heading into the locker room, still tied with the Lightning at 2-2, it’s hard to imagine either team feels anything but tired.
The Penguins outshot the Lightning again in the overtime period, the fourth time in four periods today, 11-8, increasing their margin for the game to 51-30.
Aaron Asham came agonizingly close to ending the game midway through the period for the Pens when his redirection of a Jordan Staal pass was stymied by a sliding Dwayne Roloson.
But with time winding down, the Penguins were called for the rarest of rare: a penalty in an overtime period in the NHL playoffs. But the Lightning were relatively ineffective over their two minute advantage and the teams now ready for a fifth period of play.
In an injury update, Maxime Talbot returned to the ice for the Penguins at the start of the period.