The music was once again blaring from the Lightning locker room after an exhilarating 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night in front of a full house at the St. Pete Times Forum, forcing what will be a deciding game seven in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The Lightning rebounded all the way back from being down 3-1 in the series to force the seventh game.
"We stayed with our game plan and did what we had to do to win a hockey game," Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson said. "We stayed within our system and played the way we had to play."
The Lightning beat quite a few trends to get this point and beat the Penguins on Monday night.
First, with the Penguins scoring the first goal of the night on a Pascal Dupuis shot after some confusion behind the net, the Lightning stayed in the game; previously, the team that scored first was the team that ended up winning the game.
Second, the Lightning found a way to make sure Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury did not rebound from a bad game five. The Bolts put a great deal of pressure on Fleury, won the battles in front of the net and got to rebounds. That has been a huge key in the series, with Fleury not able to control any of his rebounds.
The Lightning answered the Penguins first goal with a goal from Teddy Purcell, who beat a down-and-out Fleury to tie the game at one. For Purcell, it was his first goal of the postseason.