The Tampa Bay Lightning (3-3-1) defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-1-2) 5-1 on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. The win snaps a three game losing skid for the Lightning.
For the first time this season, the Lightning scored first. Brayden Point scored just thirty-one seconds into the second period to give the Lightning their first lead in regulation this season. Ondrej Palat and Ryan McDonagh scored ten seconds apart midway through the frame to break the game open with a 3-0 lead.
The Lightning added goals from Mikhail Sergachev and Alex Killorn in the third period en route to the 5-1 win. Andrei Vasilevskiy got the win in net, making 28 saves - the only goal he allowed came on a Pittsburgh power play late in the third period.
The Lightning now return home and will host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. Puck drop from Amalie Arena is scheduled for 7 PM on Thursday - pregame coverage begins at 6:00 PM on News Radio WFLA.
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