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Eastern Conference Final, Gm 2: TBL at PIT

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Murray: Stralman's shot didn't go through glove

Penguins goalie says Internet video showing hole in equipment was doctored

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa -- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray set the record straight Tuesday: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman did not shoot through his glove.

An Internet video that circulated early Tuesday seemed to show Stralman's shot go through the webbing of Murray's glove before hitting the back of the net, cutting Pittsburgh's lead to 2-1 with 3:23 remaining in the first period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. 

Murray wasn't buying it.

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Crosby's OT goal excites Punjabi-language broadcaster

HEAR IT: Play-by-play man Singh gives Penguins captain new nickname following Game 2 win against Lightning

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Staff Writer

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins scored his first career Stanley Cup Playoff overtime goal Monday, a special moment captured enthusiastically by the "Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi" broadcast.

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Off night dooms Lightning in Game 2 loss

Missed scoring chances, turnovers help Penguins even Eastern Conference Final at one win apiece

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PITTSBURGH -- They didn't come close to playing their game and they know it.

That was the feeling in the Tampa Bay Lightning dressing room after a 3-2 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Monday.

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Penguins get 'big boost' from Crosby

Captain ends goal drought in OT of Game 2 of Eastern Conference Final against Lightning

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Amid the joyous excitement in the victorious Pittsburgh Penguins locker room Monday, Sidney Crosby stood by his stall having a quiet conversation with owner Mario Lemieux.

Crosby had just done something that Lemieux never did during a Hockey Hall of Fame career in which he captained the Penguins to the Stanley Cup twice and scored 67 goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Murray wins battle of 21-year-old goalies in Game 2

Penguins rookie overcomes shaky start, 38-save performance by Vasilevskiy in OT win against Lightning

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Matt Murray won the battle of the 21-year-old goaltenders in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Monday, even without his "A" game.

Tampa Bay Lighting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy might have had the most impressive performance of his young NHL career on Monday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center. Murray fought the puck for the majority of the first two periods.

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Lightning's Stralman doesn't skip beat in Game 2

Defenseman scores in first period, plays 18:39 against Penguins after returning from fractured left fibula

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PITTSBURGH -- Nearly two months had passed since Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman was on the ice with his teammates, but he finally returned Monday.

Stralman, who fractured his left fibula on March 25, scored in his return in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center.

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Former WWE star Shawn Michaels becomes hockey fan

Pittsburgh's line of Hagelin-Bonino-Kessel, nicknamed HBK, attracts interest of 'Heartbreak Kid'

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Former WWE wrestler Shawn Michaels earned the nickname of "The Heartbreak Kid" (HBK), but the San Antonio, Texas, native caught his first glimpse of potential heartbreak in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Monday. 

The Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Monday. Entering Game 2, the line of left wing Carl Hagelin, center Nick Bonino and right wing Phil Kessel, given the nickname of the "HBK Line" on Twitter, had combined for 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in this year's postseason.

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Instant analysis: Lightning at Penguins, Game 2

Crosby scores first playoff OT goal of career, spoiling 38-save performance by Vasilevskiy

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in overtime in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Monday. The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1.

Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal 40 seconds into OT, beating goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to the blocker side on a 3-on-1 rush.

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Stats: Drouin vs. Kessel, Game 2

Lightning forward extends point streak to three games; Penguins wing ties career high with sixth goal of playoffs

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in overtime in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Monday.

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Crosby lifts Penguins to OT win in Game 2

Goal early in overtime ties Eastern Conference Final against Lightning 1-1

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

Crosby's overtime winner

TBL@PIT, Gm2: Crosby goes top-shelf to win it in OT

ECF, Gm2: Sidney Crosby fires a one-timer from the left circle over Andrei Vasilevskiy's blocker to give the Penguins a 3-2 overtime win

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PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby picked a really good time to end his eight-game goal drought.

The Pittsburgh Penguins captain scored 40 seconds into overtime for a 3-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Monday, tying the best-of-7 series 1-1.

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