NHL Game Night: 2-24-13 Lightning at Penguins

Same problems continue to plague Lightning.


Anders Lindback allowed 3 goals on 10 shots before giving way to Mathieu Garon who allowed 1 on 11 the rest of the way, taking the back door loss.

First Period
01:16 PIT Crosby (8), (Kunitz)
07:15 PIT Crosby (9), (Neal, Martin)
19:26 PIT Martin (3), (Cooke)

Second Period
01:37 TB Brewer (4), (Stamkos, Killorn)
03:14 TB Stamkos (13), (Purcell, St. Louis)(PP)
12:20 PIT Bennett (1), (Crosby, Letang)(PP)

Third Period
03:15 TB Conacher (7), (Hedman, Stamkos)
19:08 PIT Cooke (3), (Sutter, Letang)(EN)

Steven Stamkos was the game's second star.

Too many early goals allowed. Too many goals late in periods. This team seems to be playing from behind 90% of the time, and that's not a way you win games in professional hockey.

Alex Killorn had a helper and was +1 with 3 shots and 2 hits in 15:08. Good things happen when he has the puck.

Richard Panik was +1 with 2 shots and 2 blocked shots in 10:57. He had the potential tying goal on his stick on a Third Period breakaway but just didn't have the time and space to make much of a move.

Cory Conacher had a goal and was -1 with 3 shots and 1 blocked shot in 14:20. Players are taking liberties with Conacher physically and at some point someone on the Lightning needs to defend the guy. He's leading the league in rookie scoring and he's getting the snot beaten out of him. Stevie Y had a pretty good protector in his early years by the name of Bob Probert. Conacher needs a little Secret Service protection, too.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.