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After much bitching about sloppy play of late, the Lightning came up with a big win tonight.

Lecavalier should win all three stars tonight with his play. He had lots of hustle, two goals (one was an empty net) and never gave up on the puck. What a man.

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No idea what Tyler Kennedy is doing there


Thoughts on the game:
  • Lecavalier opened up the scoring after the Lightning had just killed off a Stamkos powerplay with an unassisted goal
  • Lecavalier's goal was the first shot of the night for Lightning on MAF
  • The Pens outshot the Lightning in every period, overall it was 34 to 18
  • The Lightning scored two powerplay goals, one by Connolly as a tip-in from a Moore shot and the other by Downie
  • Connolly's powerplay goal was the first PPG that Fleury has let in all season
  • Downie only has two goals, both on the powerplay
  • Both teams traded penalties all night
  • So many freaking penalties
  • Engelland took a boarding call for his hit on Pyatt. Don't know what he was thinking there, it's just Pyatt
  • Hedman made his best Ohlund impersonation on that hit against Letang in the 3rd period
  • Letang took a really dumb penalty for cross checking after the hit. Wrong time in the game to let your emotions get to you
  • James Neal is a dick
  • Matt Niskanen is also a dick
  • Love how after the Lightning announcers just went on and on about how great Roloson has been in goal the Pens score
  • Nice shot by Tyler Kennedy on the Pens goal
  • Roloson came up big, especially during the 3rd period

The Lightning and Pens don't play each other until January 15th