NHL Game Night 2/4: Lightning at Penguins

Amazing. Truly a game that Pittsburgh had no business winning.

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PIT-4 (OT)

Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 35 shots for the overtime loss in his first NHL start. He can thank a lazy referee for one of those goals.

First Period
15:25 TB Malone (16), (Recchi, Ranger)

Second Period
05:00 TB St. Louis (19), (Lecavalier, Eminger)
16:52 TB Lecavalier (24), (Prospal, St. Louis)

Third Period
02:25 PIT Malkin (23), (Dupuis)
14:06 PIT Eaton (2), (Sykora)
16:31 PIT Sykora (20), (Malkin, Crosby)(PP)

Overtime
04:44 PIT Malkin (24), (Staal, Orpik)

It's the kind of stuff that makes you want to vomit. The Lightning completely controlled this game, and the drip, drip, drip. Paul Ranger with a turnover led to Pittsburgh's first goal. Then Gord Dwyer refuses to try to move on a harmless play around the boards that ends up eventually in the back of the net on a shot by Mark Eaton that bounces off Eminger's shin pad and in. Then Gary Roberts takes an absolutely idiotic penalty flexing his pimp hand on Matt Cooke. Tying goal goes in. Pittsburgh wins it late on a goalmouth scramble. Vomit. So much good effort in this game wasted by bad luck and stupidity by veteran players. Seriously, Gary Roberts got played by Cooke like a violin. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

Steve Downie was -1 in 9:15 with 1 shot and 4 hits.

Matt Smaby was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.