Penguins take game two to tie Lightning series


Sidney Crosby scored 40 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins tied their NHL Eastern Conference final series against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 1-1. 

After falling 2-0 behind early in the first period, the Lightning struck back to tie the game at 2-2, sending game two of their series into OT. 

But Crosby and the Penguins needed less than a minute to seal a 3-2 win, with the 28-year-old finding the net thanks to a thunderous hit at the Consol Energy Center. 

It was all Pittsburgh inside the first 10 minutes of the opening period, with Matt Cullen and Phil Kessel scoring early to take control of the game. 

However the Lightning, who stormed to a 3-1 win in game one, hit back with goals from Anton Stralman and Jonathan Drouin to tie things up at 2-2 before the end of the first period. 

Neither side could find the net in the second and third periods, forcing the game into OT. 

But it was Crosby who came up big, scoring the match-winner with a perfectly struck hit 40 seconds into the first period of OT.

Game three of the Western Conference finals takes place on Wednesday at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.