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Penguins, Lightning off to chippy start in conference finals

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin lies on the ice after being hit into the boards by Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat during the third period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Palat was penalized for boarding on the play. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin lies on the ice after being hit into the boards by Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat during the third period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Palat was penalized for boarding on the play. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning's Tyler Johnson (9) is checked into the boards by Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz during the first period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Johnson was helped off the ice after the hit. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Tampa Bay Lightning's Tyler Johnson (9) is checked into the boards by Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz during the first period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Johnson was helped off the ice after the hit. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) falls against the back of the net behind Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) after getting off a shot during the first period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Bishop was injured on the play when he fell backward and landed awkwardly. He was replaced by Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) falls against the back of the net behind Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) after getting off a shot during the first period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Bishop was injured on the play when he fell backward and landed awkwardly. He was replaced by Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a chippy start in the Eastern Conference finals.

There were questionable hits in Tampa Bay's 3-1 win, including a five-minute major penalty given to Lightning forward Ryan Callahan after he sent Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang headfirst into the boards. The league declined to pursue any further action against Callahan on Saturday, clearing him to play in Game 2 Monday.

The Lightning also received positive news about goalie Ben Bishop. The Vezina Trophy finalist left in the first period Friday with a left-leg injury. Coach Jon Cooper said Saturday "everything has been really good so far" but declined to say if Bishop will be available Monday.

Backup Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 stops in Bishop's absence.