TAMPA, Fla. (KDKA/AP) – The Penguins were unable to solve the Tampa Bay Lightning, losing 4-1 Thursday night.
The Pens were dominated throughout the game. While the Pens outshot the Lightning 34-18, they failed to convert on seven power play opportunities.
Steve Sullivan came close in the second period, but Dwayne Roloson – who had 33 saves – made a lunging pad stop on his backhander.
Tyler Kennedy scored the Penguins’ lone goal late in the third period to rob Roloson of a shutout.
Vincent Lecavalier had two goals, including an empty-netter in the third. Brett Connolly and Steve Downie each had power play goals.
Marc-Andre Fleury had 14 saves.
This is the first time the Pens and Lightning have met since the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring.
The Penguins drop to 11-4-3.
(TM and © Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)