The Penguins are looking to regain the advantage in their first-round series against Tampa Bay in tonight's pivotal Game 3 as the series shifts to Tampa Bay. Pittsburgh has a proven track record of success in Game 3s during the playoffs and hopes to translate that to the ice in their first road game of the series.
Here's a look at some of the numbers for tonight's game and the series as a whole:
Pittsburgh’s record in Game 3s dating back to the 2008 season, including winning the last five. In addition, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury
holds a 6-1 record on the road in Game 3s.
Pittsburgh's all-time record in Game 3s, with a 19-8 mark on the road.Marc-Andre Fleury
’s postseason record since 2007-08 following a loss. In those 15 games Fleury has posted a 2.01 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.
Wins earned by the Penguins in their last seven Game 3s when the series is even at 1-1.
Goals allowed by the Penguins in their past 10 Game 3s, giving them a 2.06 goals-against average over that span. Pittsburgh has allowed more than two goals just twice during that span.
Goals in 39 postseason games over the past three seasons by forward Craig Adams
. In 171 career regular-season games with Pittsburgh, Adams has four goals – all scored this season.
Total number of shots through the first two postseason games for Steven Stamkos. The third-year star, who ranked second in the NHL with 272 regular-season shots, had just four shots in four regular-season meetings against the Penguins.
Number of wins through the first two games of the series for the team that held the hits advantage. Tampa Bay outhit the Penguins, 44-35, in Game 1, while the Penguins finished with a 36-27 advantage in Game 2.
Career postseason points for right wing Alex Kovalev after his Game 1 tally. Kovalev has compiled 45 goals and 54 assists through 118 playoff games, 41 of those contests coming with Pittsburgh and the other 77 being played with the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.
Regular-season games played by left wing James Neal
before making his career playoff debut in Game 1 vs. Tampa Bay on April 13. Neal earned an assist on the game-winning goal, recorded three shots on goal and two hits in 15:29 of ice time.Jordan Staal
’s success rate on power-play faceoffs through the first two games. Staal is 10-3 on faceoffs when the Penguins hold the man-advantage. That’s an almost 27-percent increase over his regular-season success rate of 49.5 percent (55-56 record).
The margin that the Penguins have outshot the Lightning by in the first two games of the series. That equals out to an average of 38.0-26.5 shots advantage for Pittsburgh.
Total attendance for Game 2 vs. Tampa on April 15, the largest crowd of the season at CONSOL Energy Center and the largest home postseason attendance figure in team history.