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NHL Network presents: Game 1 2011 ECQF: Penguins vs. Lightning

Penguins' Fleury helps team grab 1-0 from Lightning

Monday, 07.18.2011 / 12:01 AM / NHL Network

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NHL Network presents: Game 1 2011 ECQF: Penguins vs. Lightning
Penguins' Fleury helps team grab 1-0 from Lightning
All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.

Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.

Fans can tune in at 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.


The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning opened Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in front of a rambunctious crowd, as it was the first-ever playoff game in the new home of the Penguins, the Consol Energy Center.

After withstanding a first-period Lightning surge, in which Marc-Andre Fleury shined -- he stopped all 14 shots he faced -- the Penguins tilted the ice for the final 40 minutes of play. Despite a combined 49 shots thrown on net for both clubs, the score remained knotted up, 0-0, going into the final period, but the Penguins wasted little time to change that.

Alex Kovalev and Arron Asham scored 18 seconds apart to help the Penguins take a commanding 2-0 lead. With Fleury continuing his solid play between the pipes, the Penguins held on to that lead and earned a cushion tally when Chris Kunitz collected an empty-net goal in the waning moments, which helped seal the deal as the home team took a 1-0 series lead.


2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS REPLAY SCHEDULE
DATE TIME GAME
Mon, July 18 8 p.m. ET Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh, Game 1
Tues, July 19
8 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh, Game 2
Wed, July 20
8 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay, Game 3
Thu, July 21
8 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay, Game 4
Fri, July 22
8 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh, Game 5
Sat, July 23 8 p.m. ET Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay, Game 6
Sun, July 24 8 p.m. ET Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh, Game 7

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