Game 7: Pens Struck By Lightning, 1-0

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins just weren’t able to get the job done in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 1-0.

They lost the series, 4-3, at the CONSOL Energy Center Wednesday night.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves, allowing just one goal when Sean Bergenheim buried the puck at 5:41 in the second on a shot set up by Steve Downie and Dominic Moore.

The Pens had a power play opportunity with just 1:33 left in regulation, but were unable to get a goal. It was the fifth unsuccessful power play of the game for the Pens. They went 1-for-35 for the series and had no power-play goals in 25 chances at home.

Dwayne Roloson made 36 saves for his second NHL playoff shutout.

Roloson became the second goalie to go 6-0 in elimination games. He allowed only four goals in winning the final three games as Tampa Bay erased a 3-1 series deficit. That matched his feat in 2003 when he led the Minnesota Wild to a comeback against the Vancouver Canucks in the second round.

The Lightning will now face the top-seeded Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Penguins lost their second consecutive Game 7 and fell to 2-6 in such deciding games at home.

  • Shooting Blanks

    Lets Go Bucs

  • lou

    how was this heartbreaking ??? they lost 3 in a row THAT MEANS THEY TANKED , all they had to do is one of 3 …… THEY LOST 3 IN A ROW , THATS NOT HEARTBREAKING THATS CHOKING

  • stoopm

    It’s probably just as well that they lost now because they would have been embarassed by the league’s best player Ovechkin and the Caps.

  • Donna

    You all make me sick… Not the Penguins, but you far weather fans that have nothing else to do but leave stupid ignorant messages like these. We tru fans love the pens no matter what and I already can’t wait for next season…..

  • Rob

    Donna, for all of us who paid for an overpriced ticket, we have the right to be upset. This team did not have the drive nor the will to win. The Lightning had the Pens figured out after the 8-2 blasting, the Pens didn’t do much to change their scheme agaiinst Holoson. Poor play and poor choaching equals loses.

  • adda boy

    Crosby’s eggshell head couldn’t play with a headache. Must have had the worst concussion known to man.

  • adda boy

    Sid’s eggshell couldn’t allow him to play with a headache. Great team Captain!

  • rick

    how good would Gologoski have looked on that power play. Shero needs to stop trading at the trade deadline. the last 2 years of traddes have been aweful

  • simple man


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