The Tampa Bay Lightning are 10 points out of a playoff spot and need to get something going soon. The Lightning hasn't done that yet in this game, as they find themselves trailing 2-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins after the first period.
Not only are the Lightning trailing in the first period for yet another time this season, the team is also being out shot 17-5, evidence that the team has had quite a difficult time getting the puck out the their own zone.
The first Penguins goal was a bad angle shot by James Neal, who found a hole to put the puck past Matheiu Garon at 2:43.
Then, at 10:38, the Lightning fell behind 2-0 after Richard Park's wrist shot from the slot went over the left shoulder of Garon.
Tampa Bay's puck handling was down right sloppy in the first period and needs to be addressed if Tampa Bay is going to avoid this game getting even more out of hand.