TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tyler Johnson and J.T Miller had third-interval goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a scarce two-activity skid with a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday evening.
Right after Johnson bought his initial intention in 15 video games just under 5 minutes into the interval, Miller gave Tampa Bay a 5-3 lead with 5:57 remaining.
Tanner Pearson pulled the Penguins in 5-4 shortly following Miller’s intention off a steal and pass from guiding the net by Sidney Crosby.
Crosby performed in his 916th activity, shifting past Mario Lemieux for the most in Penguins heritage.
The Lightning have misplaced two in a row just twice this year.
Yanni Gourde, Erik Cernak and Anthony Cirelli also scored for the NHL-primary Lightning, who reached 40 wins for the sixth consecutive year. Andrei Vasilevskiy manufactured 28 saves.
The Penguins also bought goals from Garrett Wilson, Jared McCann and Bryan Rust, and Casey DeSmith stopped 29 pictures.
Pittsburgh tied it at 3-all on 4-on-4 next-interval goals by McCann and Rust.
Cirelli stopped a 21-activity activity drought with his fourth short-handed intention to place Tampa Bay forward 3-1 at 7:42 of the next.
Tampa Bay went up 2-1 on goals by Gourde and Cernak in the initial. Brayden Issue set up Gourde during a 2-male breakaway at 15:02, and Cernak scored 57 seconds later on.
Wilson bought his initial NHL intention -coming in his 26th activity this calendar year and 60th in general – at 13:36 of the initial.
Pittsburgh fell to 18-11-5 when scoring initial.
NOTES: Pittsburgh C Evgeni Malkin skipped his fifth straight activity but took part in the early morning skate. … Cirelli became the third NHL participant to have 4 short-handed goals this year. … Penguins G Matt Murray was the backup following missing the earlier activity with an upper-physique injuries. … Lightning D Braydon Coburn performed in his 900th NHL activity and had an support. … The Penguins have allowed 8 short-handed goals.
Penguins: Complete a 3-activity trip Monday evening at Florida.
Lightning: Play Sunday at Florida.
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