The Pittsburgh Penguins took back home-ice advantage in the Eastern Conference finals with an impressive Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. On Friday night, the Pens will aim to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in Game 4 before the series shifts back to Pittsburgh. Here’s how to watch Penguins-Lightning Game 4.
The Pittsburgh Penguins lead in the NHL Eastern Conference Final. Will they keep the momentum going when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 4 on May 20?
HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this game so click to watch!It’s all tied up in the NHL Eastern Conference finals! The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Tampa Bay Lightning for Game 3 on May 18. This is going to be good and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see! Click to watch.The Lightning are 6-1 in their last seven home games, according to SB Nation, but are still considered an underdog. Sidney Crosby, 28, nailed the overtime winning goal in Game 2, and that might have knocked him out of his slump. The Penguins are also out-shooting the Bolts, 76-41, making Tampa Bay’s goalie, Andrei Vasilevskiy, 21, work for it. Show some Penguins.The Tampa Bay Lightning battled adversity and stole home-ice advantage from the Pittsburgh Penguins, making Monday night’s game even more important. The Lightning lost goalie Ben Bishop early in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final but still found a way to win the series opener with Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. The Russian netminder is expected to be back between the pipes Monday night for Game 2 against the Penguins, as Pittsburgh looks to even the series. Here’s how you can watch online. When: Monday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET
With a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4, the Pittsburgh Penguins can put a vice-grip on the Eastern Conference Final. Puck drop is at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Scouting the Penguins
Where Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have struggled this series, Pittsburgh's second line of Nick Bonino, Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin have picked up the slack. The trio combined for five points in Game 3 and have terrorized the Lightning through three games. Of course, Crosby and Malkin are starting to find their games as well. Patric Hornqvist was injured late in Game 3 but should play in Game 4. Pittsburgh is 4-2 on the road in the playoffs.
Scouting the Lightning
Tampa Bay's injury woes are finally starting to catch up to them. Andrei Vasilevskiy was certainly hung out to dry in net in Game 3; Tampa Bay would surely like to have Ben Bishop back as soon as possible. But he'll miss another game, as will captain Steven Stamkos. Coach Jon Cooper reunited the "Triplets" line of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov in Game 3 to great effect.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning
8 p.m. ET | Game 4, Eastern Conference Final
Amalie Arena | Tampa, Florida
Local: N/A | Nat'l: NBCSN, CBC, TVAS
Live stream at NBC Live Extra and Rogers GameCentre
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