Pittsburgh Penguins (22-17-4, 48 points) at Tampa Bay Lightning (17-22-4, 38 points)
|Expect to see Malone hanging out in the Penguins' crease.|
It's a chance to build on something good as the Pens try to beat the Lightning for the first time in five tries.
What has been happening lately?
- Pens - The ship was turned around with their 4-1 win against the Panthers on Friday night.
- Lightning - 2012 has not been kind to the Bolts, who have lost six straight games (0-5-1).
- Will the goal scoring continue? That's the big question - the Pens need to keep firing the puck. The Lightning have been flip-flopping between Garon and Roloson, though neither has been very good.
- Can the Pens take advantage of the poor special teams play from Tampa? The PK and power play for the Bolts are among the worst in the league.
- Any chance of a Brent Johnson showing today? He could use a boost, and while this isn't quite back-to-back, it is two games in less than 48 hours.
- Pick on Stamkos and St. Louis. That sounds strange, but in their losing streak, Stamkos is a -8 despite contributing five points at even-strength. That means he was on the ice for at least 13 goals against over the six games. St. Louis isn't much better (at least 11 goals against).
- Protect the goalie. Expect the Bolts to be ferocious around the net in an effort to get on the board.
- Keep going forward. This is a great chance to build on the success of Friday night. Start fast and don't look back.