Lightning Vs. Penguins, Final Score: Roloson, Tampa Bay Take Game 2, 5-1

On Friday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning displayed their firepower early, then held off the Pittsburgh Penguins for long enough to secure a 5-1 win. With this victory, the Lightning tie the first-round Stanley Cup with the Pens at a game apiece.

The Lightning jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead, courtesy of goals from Eric Brewer, Vincent Lecavalier, and Nate Thompson. Ryan Malone added a goal in the second period, and Mattias Ohlund scored an afterthought empty-net goal in the final minutes of the game.

Craig Adams was the only Penguin to score. The Pens gave themselves plenty of chances -- they made 36 shots on goal, dwarfing Tampa Bay's 21 -- but weren't able to find a way around Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson.

The Lightning are looking to win their first playoff series since winning the Stanley Cup finals in 2004. The Pens, meanwhile, are a year removed from a loss in the conference semifinals.

Follow along with this StoryStream for score updates. And for more on these teams, check out SB Nation's Lightning blog, Raw Charge, and our Penguins blog, PensBurgh.

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