The Penguins gained a 2-1 series lead by earning a pivotal Game 3 win over Tampa Bay at St. Pete Times Forum on Monday. The Penguins are looking to earn a Game 4 win over the Lightning tonight for a chance to clinch the series at home in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Here's a look at some of the numbers for tonight's game and the series as a whole:
The Lightning’s all-time record in Game 4s played at home.
Wins earned by the Penguins in their last six Game 4s.
Average television rating for Penguins regular-season games this year on ROOT SPORTS, giving the Penguins the NHL’s highest local television rating for the fourth straight season despite playing in the league’s 22nd-largest market.
The number of game-winning goals Tyler Kennedy
has scored out of his six-career postseason tallies. Kennedy has been just as clutch during the regular season, as 13 of his 59 career regular-season goals (22 percent) have been game-winners.Arron Asham
's shooting percentage through the first three games of the playoffs. Asham has recorded four shots on goal and has scored on two of them. His three total points are tied for the team lead and Asham has a three-game point streak entering tonight's game.
The ice time averaged by Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek
through the first three games of the playoffs. He skated a game-high 27:27 in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 Game 3 win, including 4:02 shorthanded minutes.Marc-Andre Fleury
’s postseason record since 2008 following a loss after his 25-save performance to pick up the win in Game 3 vs. Tampa Bay. In those 16 games Fleury has posted a 2.01 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.
Penguins centers averaging better than a 54-percent success rate on faceoffs through the first three games: Craig Adams
(56.5%; 13-10); Mark Letestu (55.0%; 22-18); Maxime Talbot (54.4%; 25-21).
Pittsburgh’s success rate on faceoffs through the first three games (99-91). The Penguins have won the battle on the dots in all three contests.
Average number of shots for the Penguins through the first three games, the second-highest total in the NHL behind San Jose (39.5). The Penguins have held the Lightning to an average of just 26.7 shots, the NHL’s third-lowest total.