St. Louis leads Lightning to victory

 

Tampa Bay Lightning’s forward, Marin St. Louis, might be small in size, but there is no questioning the size of his heart. After dropping their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis had a date with the dentist to fix three broken teeth that he received in Game 1, courtesy of an errant high stick. That painful mishap didn’t keep the 5-9 veteran down for long, as he returned for Game 2, scored a goal and enjoyed a two point performance. Tampa Bay evened their best of seven series by defeating Pittsburgh 5-1 on Friday night. “My motivation is we were down 1-0,” said St. Louis, who scored 31 goals and 99 regular season points. “It’s not because I lost teeth.” Also enjoying a standout night was defenceman, Eric Brewer,who scored a goal and three points against Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped all 32 shots in the Pens 3-0, Game 1 victory. Also contributing offensively were Nate Thompson and Vincent Lecavalier, who each had a goal. Simon Gagne had three assists. The fifth, and final, goal came from defenceman, Mattias Ohlund, who scoed in an open net. “They do have a good offence, but I am still hoping to definitely do better than tonight,” Fleury said. “I’ll have to, if we want to keep winning.” The Penguins will also have to figure out their power play, which was shut out in seven chances.

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