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Pens/Lightning Game 2 Gameday Notes

By: Mike Vukvocan
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(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

After getting shutout in Game 1, the Lightning are making some changes for tonight’s game.

Game Day Notes:
*Insidepittsburghsports.com is saying, look for Ryan Malone to move up to the top line with Steven Stamkos and Simon Gagne. It’s believed that Malone presence would open up space for Stamkos and Gagne. Malone would have to due battle for Pens defenseman Brooks Orpik.

*Lightning forward Martin St. Louis will play despite having a double root canal yesterday.

*Pens line combos for this morning’s skate:
Neal-Letestu-Kovalev
Kunitz-Staal-Kennedy
Dupuis-Talbot-Conner
Rupp-Adams-Asham
Comrie-Crosby-Godard

**Check back because we’ll update this throughout the morning and afternoon leading up to tonight’s Game 2.
(11:11 AM)
Defense Pairings
Martin-Michalek
Orpik-Letang
Niskanen-Lovejoy

(11:19 AM)
*Marc-Andre Fleury contributed to NHL history with his shutout in Game 1. Since the start of 16-team playoff format in 1979-80 season, there had never been at least four total shutouts in Game 1s of the first round (Pens, Buffalo, Montreal, Vancouver).

(11:44 AM)
*Pens are 13-8 in Game 2 after winning Game 1

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