Not many positive things to say about the Lightning in the second period, but it did not allow another goal, making it possible to make a third period come back. Tampa Bay did have a more physical period though, outhitting Pittsburgh 15-7 in the second period.
Tampa Bay continued to have some trouble getting out of their own zone, thanks to a staunch Penguins defense. The Lightning also allowed the Penguins to amass 15 shots on Mathieu Garon in the second period.
Let’s face reality here. This game could be a lot uglier for Tampa Bay. If the Lightning can score a goal they are easily back in this game. We all know that a two goal games means nothing. However, the lack of offensive chances in this game doesn’t show tides turning too much for the Lightning.