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Pace Quickens – Lightning Lead Penguins 3-2 At 2nd Intermission

At the 1:34 mark of the 2nd period the Tampa Bay Lightnings Eric Brewer [1] was sent to the penalty box for roughing and before the face off Ryan Malone [2] was given a 10-minute misconduct penalty.

The Penguins took advantage of their opportunity and at the 2:14 mark Sidney Crosby [3] (assists to Jussi Jokinen [4] and Chris Kunitz [5]) tied the game up at 1-1.

The  Lightning responded at the 5:11 mark of the period when Steven Stamkos [6] (his 4th of the year) with assist to Martin St. Louis [7] and Victor Hedman [8].

The Penguins tied the game at 2-2 at the 7:01 mark when Brooks Orpik [9]‘s shot from the blue line deflected off Lightning defender Matthew Carle  (assist to Pascal Dupuis [10] and Chris Kunitz [5]) got past Anders Lindback [11].

The Penguins Olli Maatta [12] was sent off for 2 minutes for interference at 13:48 and at the 15:42 mark  Teddy Purcell [13] scored his 3rd goal of the year (assist to Sami Salo [14] and Martin St. Louis [7]).

The Penguins out shot the Lightning 9 to 8 in the 2nd period.