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Pens fall to Lightning in Game 4

Written by Craig Rhodes and The Associated Press | May 21, 2016 8:50 AM
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) scores a goal on Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the second period of game four.

(Tampa, FLA) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning carried a 4-0 lead into the third period on Friday before hanging on for dear life to tie the NHL's Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.

Ryan Callahan scored 27 seconds after the opening faceoff and Tyler Johnson provided the eventual game-winner as the Lightning downed the Penguins 4-3.

Tampa Bay seemed to have control of the game once Jonathan Drouin and Johnson scored 3:10 apart late in the second period.

But Phil Kessel started Pittsburgh's comeback before Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz scored 1:55 apart to get the Pens within 4-3 with 6:52 to play.

Andrei Vasilevskiy managed to protect the Lightning's lead and finished with 35 saves.

Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period after replacing Matt Murray. It was Fleury's first action since suffering a concussion March 31 against Nashville.

Game 5 in the best of seven series is Sunday in Pittsburgh.

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