The Penguins battled their way to a 3-2 double-overtime Game 4 victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday, earning a 3-1 edge in the series and a chance to clinch in Saturday’s Game 5 at CONSOL Energy Center.
There’s always some big statistics posted when a game stretches as long as this one did – 83 minutes and 38 seconds, to be exact. Here’s a look at some of the statistics:
Minutes logged by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik
. Orpik skated for almost exactly half the game, as the contest ran for a total of 83 minutes, 38 seconds. It was the highest total of any skater.
The number of blocked shots by Orpik, which also led all skaters.
Minutes logged by center Jordan Staal
, which led all Penguins forwards. Staal finished with 3:59 shorthanded and 2:31 power-play minutes, recording three hits and two blocked shots.
The number of shots fired at Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson through the duration of play by the Penguins. Pittsburgh’s franchise record for most shots in a playoff game that went to overtime is 65, set on April 24, 1996 against Washington.
Combined shots by Kris Letang
and Mike Rupp, who each fired six pucks to the net to tie for the team lead. Zbynek Michalek
and Pascal Dupuis
were right behind them with five.
The number of combined hits recorded by both teams in the game. Pittsburgh outhit Tampa Bay by a 36-35 margin, marking the first time this series that the team with more hits has won the game. Eric Tangradi
led all Penguins with five hits.
Pittsburgh’s success rate on the penalty kill. The Penguins killed off all four Lightning power play attempts – including one with just over two minutes left in the first overtime period.
The Lightning’s all-time record in Game 4s played at home.