February 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Teddy Purcell (16) shoots the puck out of the defensive zone against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning First Period Review

A pair of power play goals have the Lightning up 2-0 at the end of the first. While I can’t always write per-period reviews, I will do so when I can! The first period was full of intensity and penalties. The door for the Boston penalty bench was a revolving door. Keith Aulie and Pierre-Cedric Labrie both got into scraps. At the last game VS Boston there was no fights. There was a lac of enthusiasm from both teams, it was actually quite a boring game to watch. This game, however, is most definitely NOT boring. It’s anything but!

Steven Stamkos opened up the scoring at 5:32 with a wrist shot power play snap, assisted by Teddy Purcell and Marc-Andre Bergeron. At 8:38 a backhand power play goal by Alex Killorn brought the Bolts up 2-0. That goal was assisted by Teddy Purcell and Martin St. Louis. With 9 penalties and two fights, it was an interesting period. Don’t expect Boston to sit back and let the Lightning skate all over them. They will come out in the second period with a point to prove. The Lightning started off the game with the fight and intensity that they were missing on Thursday, and it’s showing.

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Dolly Dolce
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