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Tampa Bay Lightning (46-31-5)


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Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH (AP) The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust's life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward's mind was simply too busy.

"I was just sitting up there looking at the ceiling," Rust said.

Yet even those daydreams didn't compare to the reality: the rookie forward who began training camp hoping just to make the team scored both of Pittsburgh's goals in a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night.

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Leaders
Points: N. Kucherov66
Plus/Minus: V. Hedman21
Shots on Goal: S. Stamkos216
PIM: J. Brown59
Win: B. Bishop35
Shutouts: B. Bishop6
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 224 (13)
Shots: 2402 (19)
PP%: 15.8% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 809 (14)
Assists: 361 (19)
SH Goals: 7 (14)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Florida 47 26 9 103
x-Tampa Bay 46 31 5 97
x-Detroit 41 30 11 93
Boston 42 31 9 93
Ottawa 38 35 9 85
Montreal 38 38 6 82
Buffalo 35 36 11 81
Toronto 29 42 11 69
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 198 (26)
Shots Against: 2366 (22)
PK%: 84.0% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 871 (7)
Shutouts: 7 (9)
Sv%: 0.916 (8)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/14 B. Bishop Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
4/28 E. Condra Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
9/20 M. Ohlund Knee (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/21 T. Richard Re-Signed One-year contract
5/21 J. Vermin Re-Signed One-year contract
4/21 A. DeAngelo Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
4/21 A. Erne Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
4/21 M. Peca Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
4/21 B. Point Called up from minors from Moose Jaw-WHL
4/21 S. Koekkoek Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
4/21 D. Blujus Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
4/21 T. McGinn Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
4/21 J. Vermin Called up from minors from Syracuse-AHL
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