Penguins edge Lightning 6-4, Clinch playoff berth

 

Sidney Crosby scored two power play goals to hit the 100 point plateau and the Penguins held off a late Lightning rally to clinch their third straight playoff berth in a 6-4 win Tuesday night at the St. Pete Times Forum. Pittsburgh went up 4-0 with goals from Ruslan Fedotenko (16), Sidney Crosby (31, 32) and Matt Cooke (12) but the last place Lightning fought back and scored three unanswered goals to get within one goal of the Penguins at 9:43 of the third period Two minutes later, Petr Sykora scored on a Ruslan Fedotenko rebound to put the Penguins up 5-3 at 11:43 in the third. Sykora‚Äôs third period tally was his 300th goal of his career and his first point in eight games. The Lightning continued to battle as the game got physical late in the third. A total of 37 penalty minutes were amassed and fightning majorsRead More »