At the 1:34 mark of the 2nd period the Tampa Bay Lightnings Eric Brewer  was sent to the penalty box for roughing and before the face off Ryan Malone  was given a 10-minute misconduct penalty.
The Penguins took advantage of their opportunity and at the 2:14 mark Sidney Crosby  (assists to Jussi Jokinen  and Chris Kunitz ) tied the game up at 1-1.
The Lightning responded at the 5:11 mark of the period when Steven Stamkos  (his 4th of the year) with assist to Martin St. Louis  and Victor Hedman .
The Penguins tied the game at 2-2 at the 7:01 mark when Brooks Orpik ‘s shot from the blue line deflected off Lightning defender Matthew Carle (assist to Pascal Dupuis  and Chris Kunitz ) got past Anders Lindback .
The Penguins Olli Maatta  was sent off for 2 minutes for interference at 13:48 and at the 15:42 mark Teddy Purcell  scored his 3rd goal of the year (assist to Sami Salo  and Martin St. Louis ).
The Penguins out shot the Lightning 9 to 8 in the 2nd period.