Sunday, February 25, 2007

Richards Comes Up Big: TB 5 - PIT 1

After a dismal 6-2 defeat to the Boston Bruins Friday night, the Lightning bounced back Sunday to hand the visiting Penguins a 5-1 loss. Brad Richards had a 4 point game for the Bolts, registering 1 goal and 3 assists on his way to earning the games #1 star. Also chipping in goals for the Lightning were defensemen Paul Ranger and Philip Kuba, Vinny Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis. The Lightning defense held second year phenom Sidney Crosby to 1 point, an assist on the Penguins only goal of the game that came during a 5-3 power play. Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella said "I thought we played right on through a pretty solid game, especially away from the puck. Getting better away from the puck transforms into offense." The win gave the Lightning a 3 point edge on Atlanta for 1st palce in the Southeast.

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