PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins’ season will be on the line tonight when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 7.
Pittsburgh jumped out to a 3-1 series lead, but the Lightning battled back to win Games 5 and 6 to force the winner-take-all game tonight.
Fans are being encouraged to wear white to the arena to create a white-out effect.
The big screen in the Civic Arena parking lot will also be set up for fans who don’t have tickets to the game.
Head coach Dan Bylsma hinted that there could be lineup changes coming after some weaknesses were exposed over the last two games.
Many fans and analysts are calling for Eric Tangradi and Deryk Engelland to play in Game 7.
Should Pittsburgh win the game, they would play either the Washington Capitals or Philadelphia Flyers in the second round.
If Boston defeats Montreal in Game 7 of that series tonight, the Penguins would play Washington.
If Montreal prevails in Game 7, Pittsburgh would play Philadelphia.
The puck is set to drop at the CONSOL Energy Center at 8 p.m. and can be seen on Root Sports and Versus.