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!
Game on! The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a roll in the NHL Playoffs and they hope the good times take them to the Stanley Cup finals. Will they leave the Tampa Bay Lightning closer to elimination or will the Bolts show they still have some life in them?
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Either way, Game 4 between the Lightning and the Penguins is going to be good. Tampa Bay hopes to even things up when Pittsburgh skates into the Amalie Arena on May 20. The action between these two has been as hot as the hunks on the ice, so when this game kicks off at 8:00 P.M. EST, be ready to see some of the best hockey around.
The Bolts were just overwhelmed during Game 3, according to ESPN. Pittsburgh unloaded 48 shots on goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, 21, after keeping defenseman Victor Hedman, 25, skating in circles. Meanwhile, the Pens kept Tampa to just 28 shots during their last meeting. After being outnumbered and outgunned, it no wonder they lost, 4-2. Let everyone know you love the Pens by getting an official Pittsburgh Penguins t-shirt here.
Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop, 29, will be sitting out this game, according to SB Nation, as will the Bolts’ captain, Steven Stamkos. However, the team might find some solace knowing how well putting Tyler Johnson, 25, Ondrej Palat, 25, and Nikita Kucherov, 22, on the line together worked. Coach Jon Cooper, 48, may just use these “Triplets” to help take home a much-needed win. Tell everyone you think Tampa Bay will triumph with a Lightning hockey t-shirt.
Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, 28, went eight playoff games without scoring, per ESPN, but after these back-to-back victories, he seems to have shaken off the slump. “It’s encouraging and I think you see the momentum that it builds,” he said after the Game 3 win. “It’s playoff hockey, and you want to go out there with the intentions of creating that kind of momentum. It doesn’t always happen, but I think we had the right mindset to put ourselves in a position to have those kinds of shifts.”
While Tampa Bay is counting down the hours until Ben Bishop’s return, Pittsburgh is praying Patric Hornqvist, 29, will make it for Game 4. He injured his hand after blocking a shot. If he returns, this game may be more of the same for the Bolts. Could Tampa Bay’s run for the Stanley Cup be over?
Who do you think is going to win this game, HollywoodLifers?