Zucker’s OT goal lifts Penguins past Lightning, 5-4

Tampa Bay is deep and skilled and fast, and would be a nightmare matchup for almost any team in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Except, it seems, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

They defeated the Lightning, 5-4, in at Amalie Arena Thursday night to complete a sweep pf the three-game season series against Tampa Bay, which has gone to the Stanley Cup final in each of the past three seasons.

The victory was the Penguins’ fourth in a row and lifted them past the New York Islanders and into the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference playoff field.

Read the full recap from our partners at Sports Now Group Pittsburgh here.

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