Penguins season ends with 1-0 loss in Game Seven (27-Apr-2011)
The Penguins end their season with a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 7 in front of 18,507 at CONSOL Energy Center. Sean Bergenheim scored the game's lone goal at 5:41 of the second period. Despite a 14-5 shot advantage in the third, the Pens were unable to get one by Dwayne Roloson, the game's number one star.
Penguins grab 3-1 series lead with double-overtime 3-2 win over Lightning (20-Apr-2011)
James Neal scores his first NHL playoff goal in double overtime to down the Lightning 3-2 in front of 20,326 at St. Pete Times Forum. The Penguins built a 2-0 lead on goals from Tyler Kennedy (8:14 - 1st period) and Arron Asham (2:39 - 2nd). Tampa Bay got the game to overtime by getting a late second-period goal from Martin St. Louis and then a late third-period goal from Sean Bergenheim. The Pens have a chance to close out the series Saturday at noon in Pittsburgh.
Penguins win Game Three 3-2 (18-Apr-2011)
The Penguins grab a 2-1 series lead after defeating the Lightning 3-2 in front of 20,545 at St. Pete Times Forum. Pittsburgh got goals from Max Talbot and Arron Asham 45 seconds apart in the first period. Martin St. Louis scored a power play goal late in the first and then another power play goal early in the third to tie the game at two. The tie was short-lived as Tyler Kennedy got the eventual game-winner 31 seconds later.
Penguins lose Game Two 5-1 to Lightning (15-Apr-2011)
The Penguins get beaten easily 5-1 by the Lightning in front of 18,507 at CONSOL Energy Center. Tampa Bay scored three goals on eight shots in the first period including a goal on their first shot on goal and cruise to a 5-1 victory evening the series at one. Craig Adams scored the lone goal for Pittsburgh at 9:08 of the second period.
Penguins open playoffs with 3-0 blanking of Lightning (13-Apr-2011)
The Penguins open their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with a 3-0 victory over Tampa Bay in front of 18,390 at CONSOL Energy Center. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots and the Pens got two goals in an 18 second span of the third from Alexei Kovalev and Arron Asham. Chris Kunitz added an empty-netter with 42 seconds to go.
Penguins vs Tampa Bay First-Round Schedule (11-Apr-2011)
Wednesday, April 13 at Pittsburgh, 7:00pm - ROOT
Friday, April 15 at Pittsburgh, 7:00pm - ROOT
Monday, April 18 at Tampa Bay, 7:30pm - ROOT
Wednesday, April 20 at Tampa Bay, 7:00pm - ROOT
Saturday, April 23 at Pittsburgh, 12:00pm - VERSUS, ROOT
* Monday, April 25 at Tampa Bay, TBD
* Wednesday, April 27 at Pittsburgh, TBD
* If needed.
Penguins close out season with pair of road victories (10-Apr-2011)
The Penguins finish off the 2010-11 regular season in style with two road victories. On Friday, the Pens defeated the Islanders 4-3 in a shootout to clinch home-ice in the playoffs. On Sunday, Pittsburgh used a four-goal second to defeat the Thrashers 5-2.
Penguins beat Devils 4-2 (5-Apr-2011)
The Penguins finish off the home regular-season schedule with a 4-2 win over New Jersey in front of 18,331 at CONSOL Energy Center. The win puts the Pens one point back of Philadelphia for the Atlantic Division title and opens up a three-point gap over Tampa Bay for fourth place and home-ice advantage in the playoffs with two games remaining.
Penguins hit 100 point mark with 4-2 win over Panthers (2-Apr-2011)
The Penguins reach the 100 point mark with a 4-2 win over the Panthers in front of 18,178 at BankAtlantic Center. Pittsburgh trailed 2-1 after the first period despite getting an early Tyler Kennedy goal. The Pens then got an early second period goal from Pascal Dupuis and two in the third including a Craig Adams empty-netter for the win.