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Hedman scores late goal, Lightning beat Penguins 3-2


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Hedman scores late purpose, Lightning beat Penguins 3-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy mentioned “the wait was well worth it” after it took an extended video evaluate to verify a victory over Pittsburgh.

Vasilevskiy made an impressive save as regulation ended after Victor Hedman scored a power-play purpose with 56.eight seconds remaining to provide the Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday evening.

Last 12 months’s Vezina Trophy winner dove head-first into the crease and made a sweeping glove cease on Kris Letang’s shot.

“There was a big scramble,” Vasilevskiy mentioned. “I just tried to cover the bottom of the net, seal the ice and he just shot into my glove. Kind of never give-up play. It works sometimes … not every time, though.”

Replays confirmed that a part of Vasilevskiy’s glove was previous the purpose line but it surely wasn’t clear if the puck fully crossed over, too.



“It looks like it’s in his webbing and for a split second it looked like his webbing is over the line,” Penguins middle Sidney Crosby mentioned. “So maybe they can’t tell based on being in his glove.”

Hedman felt the longer the delay lasted, the higher it was for the Lightning.

“I was confident the whole way,” Hedman mentioned. “That was a big save.”

Hedman scored from simply contained in the blue line off Steven Stamkos’ go from the left circle.

The Lightning went 1 for four on the facility play, with two coming within the final 5 minutes of play. Pittsburgh failed to attain on its one likelihood.

“Unfortunately you’ve got to kill all those (penalties),” Crosby mentioned. “I don’t know if we deserved all those. It’s not like they dominated and had the puck that much more than we did. You think we have drew a few more.”

Alex Killorn and Cedric Paquette additionally scored, and Vasilevskiy made 37 saves.

Brandon Tanev and Jake Guentzel scored and Tristan Jarry stopped 45 pictures for the Penguins. Crosby picked up an help and moved previous Norm Ullman into sole possession of 40th place on the NHL profession factors record with 1,230.

The injury-depleted Penguins are with out forwards Evgeni Malkin, Alex Galchenyuk, Nick Bjugstad and Bryan Rust, and defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Zach Trotman. Malkin has 23 objectives and 51 factors in 38 video games towards Tampa Bay.

Paquette, who performed for the primary time this season after being sidelined by an upper-body damage, tied it at 2 on a deflection at 7:07 of the third.

Tanev skated out from behind the online and scored on a backhander at 5:06 of the second earlier than Guentzel scored off a go via the slot from Crosby to place Pittsburgh up 2-1 with 58.eight seconds left within the interval.

Crosby has 34 assists and 53 factors in 40 video games towards the Lightning.

Pittsburgh has 19 second-period objectives in 11 video games this season.

Killorn opened the scoring halfway via the primary by redirecting Nikita Kucherov’s shot.

NOTES: World War II Medal of Honor recipient, 96-year previous Hershel “Woody” Williams, dropped a ceremonial puck. Forty-six of the 70 dwelling recipients had been on the recreation and are participating within the Medal of Honor Society Convention in Tampa this week. “This is a remarkable, truly special occasion,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned. … Tampa Bay proprietor Jeff Vinik is looking for an outside recreation in Tampa and Bettman mentioned the league continues to review to see if it’s might be achieved logistically.

UP NEXT:

Penguins: Complete a three-game journey Saturday evening at Dallas.

Lightning: Close out three-game homestand towards Nashville on Saturday evening.

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