What a game! The Penguins came in and did just what they did in game 3 and jumped to an early 2-0 lead on a Power Play goal from Tyler Kennedy (yes I just said the Pens scored on the power play), and a dribbler from Arron Asham that went five-hole on Roloson. The dominated the shot clock for pretty much the entire game, and the Lightning started triple shifting guys like St. Louis and Stamkos to try and close the gap.
Late in the second period St. Louis was able to troll his way out and bury a wrister to cut the Pens lead to 2-1. This seemed to swing the momentum for the remainder of the second and on into the third period, but the Pens were able to hold off any offensive attack until with less than 3 minutes left and bodies flopping all over the in front of the Penguin net Sean Bergenheim (I think that's how you spell that) trickled one in past Fleury to knot the game at 2 and we're going to overtime.
The first overtime frame was pretty well dominated by the Pens, the Bolts had their chances a couple of them almost gave me a heart attack, both teams had great chances to end the game in the first OT but were held off the board forcing a second overtime. The 2nd extra frame was pretty much all Pens you could tell out of the gate they wanted to end this thing, they were throwing everything at Roloson until James Neal fired an off angle shot from the boards at the net that scorched its way by Dwayne Roloson, to give the Pens the win and the 3-1 series lead going in to game 5 in Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon.
- James Neal
- Martin St. Louis
- Arron Asham