One scoreless overtime period has passed between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins, and a second 20-minute session is about to begin in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.
The teams mostly fenced and parried through the extra period, but they both had a handful of chances to end the game. Pittsburgh’s best chance came on an impromptu 2-on-1 around 11 minutes in. After Brett Clark whiffed on a stick check, the Penguins moved in on Dwayne Roloson. A pass from Jordan Staal to a wide-open Chris Conner looked like it would lead to the game-winner. But Conner’s shot was slowed up by the stick of Victor Hedman, and Roloson got his pad out to steer it wide.
Late in overtime, Craig Adams hooked down Simon Gagne and went off with a penalty. But the Penguins doubled down and killed off the penalty, blocking an open shot by Steven Stamkos and turning aside a Pavel Kubina blast from the right faceoff circle.
This is already the longest home playoff game in Lightning history. Will they finish the marathon victorious?