Hockey Club The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first leg of the 2021/22 season of the National Hockey League (NHL) regular season.
The meeting took place on the night of October 13 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. “Sport-Express”.
The game ended with a score of 6: 2 (0: 0, 2: 0, 4: 2) in favor of the guests, while Pittsburgh scored three goals in the end into an empty net.
The winners included Denton Heinen (21st minute), Brian Boyle (25), Dominic Simon (52), Teddy Bluger (55), Evan Rodriguez (58), Brian Rast (59). Team captain Sidney Crosby and Russian forward Evgeni Malkin missed the game due to injuries.
Tampa’s goals were scored by Anthony Cirelli (55) and Alex Killorn (57). The Russian goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky stayed on the ice for 57 minutes 54 seconds and saved 29 shots.
The Tampa Bay Club have won the Stanley Cup for the past two years.
This year, the League returned to the standard division of teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences. Each club will play 82 games in the regular season, as a result of which eight of the best teams in the conference will advance to the playoffs, where the winner will be determined in a series of up to four wins. There is also a pause for the Beijing Olympic Games (February 5-22).