Series (Game 1 of 4)

Tampa Bay leads 4-0

Game 1: Saturday, October 15th
Game 2: Sunday, November 27th
Game 3: Tuesday, March 7th
Game 4: Saturday, April 8th

Lightning 3

(3-2-1, 7 pts)

Penguins 1

(0-2-4, 4 pts)

7:30 PM ET, October 15, 2005

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
TB 1 2 03
PIT 0 0 11

V. Lecavalier (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

V. Prospal (Lightning - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

R. Fedotenko (Lightning - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Tampa Bay (2-2-1) at Pittsburgh (0-1-4) 7:30 pm EDT

Tampa Bay (2-2-1) at Pittsburgh (0-1-4), 7:30 pm EDT

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have played four consecutive overtime games and have very little to show for their efforts.

The Penguins continue their bid for their first victory of the season when they host the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning, on Saturday.

The league's lone winless team, Pittsburgh rallied from a four-goal deficit to tie the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, only to suffer a 6-5 loss in overtime.

Rookie sensation Sidney Crosby, the top pick in this year's draft, scored his second goal of the season and picked up an assist, giving him eight points to rank among the league leaders.

After consecutive losses, Tampa Bay is back on the road after playing four of its first five games at home. The Lightning have just seven goals in their last four contests.

Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards and Vaclav Prospal scored for Tampa Bay in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Lightning have more losses in the first 1 1/2 weeks of the season than they had in their previous two Octobers, when they had one defeat in 17 outings.

Tampa Bay won all four meetings against the Penguins in 2003-2004, with a 23-4 edge in goals. However, the Lightning have just five wins in 23 games at Pittsburgh.