Deck the halls! Joyous Yule tidings! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Festivus -- for the reset of us! The Tampa Bay Lightning (20-11-4) head into the holiday break with the start ofa three game home stand. For the second time in eight days, the Bolts face the Eastern Conference leading Pittsburgh Penguins (22-6-5) who are coming off a shootout loss to the Florida Panthers last night in Sunrise.That loss may be tied to a roster depleted by illness, or just by the fact the Panthers are a better team than they're given credit for. Whatever the case, the Lightning look to go into the holiday break on a positive note.
The Tampa Bay Lightning built a big lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night in Tampa, thanks in large part to a hat trick from Tyler Johnson, and then managed to stave off a rally for the win.