Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay - 2-2-1 - 5 pts - 2nd place Southeast Division
Pittsburgh - 0-1-4 - 4 pts - 2nd place (tied) Atlantic Division
The Pens come off a roller coaster loss last night at Philly. They were down 5-1, came back and tied it at 5-5, and lost in OT, thanks to some penalties they took. They're still the only team in the NHL without a win, but they're also only 2 points out of first place in the Atlantic. How weird is that? They have two goaltenders playing really well right now, though Fleury will likely be sent down when Thibault is healthy. Edzo said that Fleury wasn't pulled last night due to any fault of his own - he played really well. Edzo indicated that he just wanted some change in the hopes of creating a spark. It worked.
Tampa Bay has only played one road game so far this season, which they lost. The Lightning are just 2-28 on the power play, which will hopefully help since the Pens seem to like to take penalties. Martin St Louis has only two points through 5 games. They are the defending Cup champs (how long ago was that? Seems like forever...), and are still very talented. The biggest change is that they don't have Khabibulin this season, but John Grahame is doing well so far. Their scoring isn't very good, averaging only 2.4 goals per game.
Here's hoping for win #1 (I may have to quit saying that if they keep losing...)