Lighting Give Up Three Goals In Second Period To Lose 4-2

The Lightning held a 2-1 lead after the first period, but Tampa Bay surrendered three goals to the Penguins in the second period to go down 4-2.

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Lightning Vs. Penguins Final Score: Tampa Bay Falls To Pittsburgh, 4-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning held a 2-1 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins after the first period, but the Penguins came roaring back in the second period. Just 56-seconds into the second period Chris Kunitz picked up a goal, assisted by Kris Letang and Brent Johnson, that tied the game at 2-2. Just a few minutes later, the Penguins took 3-2 lead on a Letang goal that was assisted by Kunitz and James Neal.

The Penguins weren't done scoring in the second period however, as Evgeni Malkin scored his 32nd goal of the season to give the Penguins a 4-2 lead over the Lightning, which proved to be enough to secure the victory. The Lightning couldn't get anything past goal Brent Johnson after the first period and found themselves doubling up the Penguins in penalty minutes.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Bolts, check out Raw Charge. For more on the Penguins, there's PensBurgh. For all your NHL news as the trade deadline approaches, check out SB Nation's hockey hub.

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