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Last Five Games
Record: 2-3-0
 5-5  NYR  2-0  W
 5-7  NYR  4-2  W
 5-9  NYR  1-5  L
 5-11  NYR  1-3  L
 5-13  NYR  1-2  L
 
Penguins tie Lightning 3-3 (19-Oct-2002)
Pittsburgh had three one-goal leads but were unable to hold off Tampa Bay and had to settle for a 3-3 tie. Goalscorers for the Pens were Jan Hrdina in the first period, Dan LaCouture in the second and Alexei Kovalev in the third.
  • Lines: Morozov-Lemieux-Kovalev, Hrdina-Robitaille-Daigle, LaCouture-Primeau-Nieminen and McKenna-Manderville-Donovan.
  • Defensive pairings: Laukkanen-Bergevin, Tarnstrom-Moran and Jonsson-Pushor.
  • Jan Hrdina opened up the scoring with his first of the season at 7:11 of the first period on the power play. Hrdina picked up a rebound of a Mario Lemieux shot and easily knocked it by Tampa Bay goaltender, Nikolai Khabibulin, from the crease.
    • Pittsburgh, Jan Hrdina 1 (power play) (Mario Lemieux, Dick Tarnstrom) 7:11
  • Shots after one period were tied at 7.
  • The Lightning tied the game at one with a Ben Clymer goal at 3:45 of the second. Clymer took a pass from Vaclav Prospal on a 3-on-2 and wristed it home from the top of the slot.
    • Tampa Bay, Ben Clymer 1 (Vaclav Prospal, Pavel Kubina),3:45
  • The Pens regained the lead with Dan LaCouture's first goal of the season just over four minutes later. LaCouture picked up a rebound of a Wayne Primeau shot which bounced off the boards behind the net and LaCouture one-timed a backhander by Khabibulin short-side.
    • Pittsburgh, Dan Lacouture 1 (Wayne Primeau, Ville Nieminen),7:57
  • Shots after two were 23-18 in favor of Tampa Bay.
  • Tampa Bay tied the game at two early in the third period with a Martin St. Louis goal. St. Louis came in on a 2-on-1 with Brad Richards, took a cross-ice pass and fired it high into the goal.
    • Tampa Bay, Martin St Louis 3 (Brad Richards, Fredrik Modin), 1:28
  • Alexei Kovalev scored his second of the season to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead at 5:49. Kovalev took a pass from Randy Robitaille, who was behind the net, and one-timed a shot home from the inside of the right circle.
    • Pittsburgh, Alexei Kovalev 2 (Randy Robitaille, Aleksey Morozov), 5:49
  • Dan Boyle got the eventual game-tying goal on the power play at 9:05. Boyle had the puck in the right circle on an abbreviated power play, waited and then shot it by Hedberg high short-side.
    • Tampa Bay, Dan Boyle 2 (power play) (Ruslan Fedotenko, Ben Clymer) 9:05
  • Shots after regulation were 39-26 in favor of Tampa Bay.
  • Both teams had chances including Martin St. Louis early on with a partial breakaway and Kovalev's one-timer attempt with 10 seconds to go but the game ended as a 3-3 tie.
  • Three Stars of the Game:
    1. Dan Boyle, TB (1g)
    2. Martin St. Louis, TB (1g)
    3. Johan Hedberg (38 saves on 41 shots)
  • Shots on goal: Pittsburgh - 29, Tampa Bay - 41
  • Power plays: Pittsburgh 1 of 6, Tampa Bay 1 of 9
  • Goalies: Tampa Bay, Nikolai Khabibulin (29 shots, 26 saves; record: 3-0-1).
    Pittsburgh, Johan Hedberg (41 shots, 38 saves; record: 2-1-1).
  • Attendance: 16,106 at Mellon Arena.
  • Scratches: Andrew Ference (IR - hernia), Martin Straka (IR - back), Josef Melichar (IR -shoulder), Michal Rozsival and Vladimir Vujtek.
  • ESPN boxscore: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/boxscore?gameId=221019016
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