Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Florida Panthers 1, Shootout Final

Florida came up short in the end, but still managed to escape with a single point.

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Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Florida Panthers 1, Shootout

First Period:

The Penguins got the first two shots on goal as the game went live. At the four minute mark, Sean Bergenheim and Mikael Samuelsson teamed up to notch a few shots on Marc Andre Fleury, but no dice.

Brian Campbell looked pretty crafty dishing the puck throughout Pittsburgh’s zone, tapping the ice like he was going to tee up on Fleury only to pass it to Jason Garrison. Florida’s puck possession is looking better than in recent days past.

With four minutes remaining, Pascal Dupuis was called for tripping Tomas Fleischmann. The Panthers pulled Jose Theodore for the extra attacker, but the Penguins touched the puck before Florida could set up.

On the power play, Wojtek Wolski fed it to a kneeling Tomas Kopecky right through the goal mouth, but he could not connect. The Panthers kept the puck in the Pittsburgh zone for almost the whole two minutes, but couldn’t score on Fleury. As the power play ended, Stephen Weiss fed Campbell right in the crease in front of an empty spot in net, but Campbell fanned on the puck.

Second Period:

Tomas Fleischmann (21) buried a rebound off a Wojtek Wolski shot to get the Cats on the board at the seven minute mark. It was Florida’s first goal in 92 minutes of ice time, and only the second time in the last 10 games the Panthers have scored first.

Matt Cooke and Fleischmann were each called for roughing halfway through the second period, and the action was four-on-four for two minutes of exciting overtime hockey.

Jack Skille and Jason Garrison each had a pretty good shot on Fleury as Florida tried to add to their paper thin lead against the high powered Pens, but neither could fool the notorious Panther killer.

Fleischmann stole a pass in the defensive zone and rushed up the ice, but was foiled at the last moment by Brooks Orpik and by Fleury’s quick kick save.

Third Period:

Tomas Kopecky inadvertently slapped the puck right off Brian Strait’s face at the two minute mark. A minute later, Jordan Staal stole the puck and fed a streaking Steve Sullivan (14), who tucked the puck between Jose Theodore’s pads to tie the score at one.

Krys Barch was called for a double minor high sticking penalty on Craig Adams with 16 minutes remaining in regulation. In the first two minutes, the Penguins managed on shot on goal while the Panthers cleared the puck out thrice, John Madden getting a shot on goal on the second. The second half of the power play saw the Cats clear the puck four more times and Theodore making two more saves.

The Penguins appeared to go ahead with 11 minutes remaining when Pascal Dupuis scored on a second effort stuff back on Theodore. The referee on ice initially called it a goal, but was overturned after a review. It appeared on replay as if the puck never crossed the goal line.

The Panthers withstood a last second barrage by the Penguins as time ran out, and the teams would need a bonus frame to decide things.

Overtime:

Each team had their share of chances, Eric Staal actually beat Theodore for what would have been the game winner if not for the quick stick work of Jason Garrison, back on defense. Pittsburgh took three shots to Florida’s two, but the teams would need the skills competition to decide things in Steel City tonight.

Shootout:

Chris Neal started things out for the Penguins, beating Theodore high over the glove side.

Wojtek Wolski missed wide right for Florida.

Evgeny Malkin skated up to Theodore, slowly, then beating him high over the glove side.

Mikael Samuelsson faked Fleury out of his skates, but missed the open net to extend things.

Hits: Panthers, 34-25 (Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz and Brooks Orpik had four each for the Pens, Krys Barch led Florida with five)

Blocked Shots: Penguins, 17-15 (Brooks Orpik blocked five shots for Pittsburgh, Jason Garrison, Ed Jovanovski and Mike Weaver blocked three each for the Panthers)

Faceoffs: Penguins, 34-16 (Jordan Stall went 15-of-20 for the Penguins, Stephen Weiss won eight-of-21 for Florida)

Shots on Goal:
Penguins, 34-29 (Tomas Fleischmann took six shots for Florida, Tyler Kennedy led Pittsburgh with six)

Score: Penguins 2, Panthers 1, SO

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Florida Panthers 1, Pittsburgh Penguins 0, Second Intermission

Tomas Fleischmann (21) buried a rebound off a Wojtek Wolski shot to get the Cats on the board at the seven minute mark. It was Florida’s first goal in 92 minutes of ice time, and only the second time in the last 10 games the Panthers have scored first.

Matt Cooke and Fleischmann were each called for roughing halfway through the second period, and the action was four-on-four for two minutes of exciting overtime hockey.

Jack Skille and Jason Garrison each had a pretty good shot on Fleury as Florida tried to add to their paper thin lead against the high powered Pens, but neither could fool the notorious Panther killer.

Fleischmann stole a pass in the defensive zone and rushed up the ice, but was foiled at the last moment by Brooks Orpik and by Fleury’s quick kick save.

Hits: Panthers, 21-19 (Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz and Joe Vitale had three each for the Pens, Krys Barch and Jack Skille also had three for the Cats)

Blocked Shots:
Penguins, 8-7 (Zbynek Michalek blocked three shots for Pittsburgh, Tyson Strachan and Mike Weaver blocked two each for the Panthers)

Faceoffs: Penguins, 17-9 (Jordan Stall went eight-of-11 for the Penguins, Stephen Weiss won two-of-10 for Florida)

Shots on Goal:
Panthers, 23-20 (TOmas Fleischmann took four shots for Florida, Tyler Kennedy led Pittsburgh with five)

Score: Panthers 1, Penguins 0

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Florida Panthers 0, Pittsburgh Penguins 0, First Intermission

The Penguins got the first two shots on goal as the game went live. At the four minute mark, Sean Bergenheim and Mikael Samuelsson teamed up to notch a few shots on Marc Andre Fleury, but no dice.

Brian Campbell looked pretty crafty dishing the puck throughout Pittsburgh’s zone, tapping the ice like he was going to tee up on Fleury only to pass it to Jason Garrison. Florida’s puck possession is looking better than in recent days past.

With four minutes remaining, Pascal Dupuis was called for tripping Tomas Fleischmann. The Panthers pulled Jose Theodore for the extra attacker, but the Penguins touched the puck before Florida could set up.

On the power play, Wojtek Wolski fed it to a kneeling Tomas Kopecky right through the goal mouth, but he could not connect. The Panthers kept the puck in the Pittsburgh zone for almost the whole two minutes, but couldn’t score on Fleury. As the power play ended, Stephen Weiss fed Campbell right in the crease in front of an empty spot in net, but Campbell fanned on the puck.

Hits: Penguins, 13-10 (Craig Adams had three for the Pens, Krys Barch and Jack Skille also had three for the Cats)

Blocked Shots: Penguins, 6-1 (Zbynek Michalek and Brooks Orpik blocked two shots each for Pittsburgh)

Faceoffs: Penguins, 8-4 (Jordan Stall went three-of-five for the Penguins, Stephen Weiss won one-of-five for Florida)

Shots on Goal: Panthers, 12-6 (Mikael Samuelsson took three swipes at the puck for Florida, Zbynek Michalek took two for the Penguins)

Score: Panthers 0, Penguins 0

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Florida Panthers Visit Pittsburgh Penguins: Injury Report And Starting Lineups

Florida Panthers:

Injury Report:


Florida Panthers Injuries

Questionable

PlayerInjury TypeInjury Date
John Madden other-excused 03/09/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

PlayerInjury TypeInjury Date
Matt Bradley other-excused 02/20/2012
Scottie Upshall sports-hernia 01/25/2012
Dmitry Kulikov knee 01/22/2012


Starting Lineup:

Forwards:

20 - 9 - 26

14 - 18 - 8

82 - 57 - 25

21 - 13 - 12

Defensemen:

51 - 52

4 - 43

55 - 44

Goalie:

It looks like Jose Theodore (18-13-6) will get another chance after surrendering five goals last night against the Flyers. He has posted a 20-5-3 career record against the Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguins:

Injury Report:


Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries

Questionable

PlayerInjury TypeInjury Date
Dustin Jeffrey other-illness 03/09/2012
Deryk Engelland other-excused 03/09/2012

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

PlayerInjury TypeInjury Date
Sidney Crosby neck 12/06/2011


Starting Lineup:

Forwards:

Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal

Steve Sullivan - Jordan Staal - Pascal Dupuis

Matt Cooke - Joe Vitale - Tyler Kennedy

Arron Asham - Craig Adams - Richard Park

Defensemen:

Brooks Orpik - Zbynek Michalek

Simon Despres - Matt Niskanen

Brian Strait - Ben Lovejoy

Goalie:

Marc Andre Fleury (35-14-3), owner of a career 8-6-0 record against the Panthers, has been confirmed as tonight's starter.

GameTime: 7:00 ET

Season Series: Florida is 1-2-0 against the Penguins this season.

All-Time Series: Florida is 31-29-12 against Pittsburgh.

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Florida Panthers Visit Pittsburgh Penguins: Facts And Figures

Common Thread:

Panthers forward Matt Bradley played all 82 games of the 2003-04 season with the Penguins, scoring seven goals and nine assists with a minus-27 rating and 65 penalty minutes.

Panthers forward Mikael Samuelsson played 22 games for the Penguins in 2002-03, scoring two goals with a minus-21 rating and eight penalty minutes.

Team Milestones:

Games: Jason Garrison plays in his 175th game tonight, moving him past Branislav Mezei for 47th on the all-time list. Shawn Matthias plays in game number 192, passing Stu Barnes into 42nd.

Goals: Tomas Fleischmann currently has 20 goals, and will move into a tie with Jason Garrison in 49th with his next. Kris Versteeg sits in 48th, with 22. Shawn Matthias moves past Mike Van Ryn into 45th with his next goal, number 26. Mike Santorelli moves into a tie for 37th with Niklas Hagman if goal number 30 happens tonight. Ed Jovanovski will tie Richard Zednik in 32nd with his 32nd goal. Two more goals for Stephen Weiss will move him into a tie for fourth with Nathan Horton, at 142.

Assists: If Brian Campbell collects and assist, it will be his 41st with Florida, moving him past Terry Carkner into 49th. Ed Jovanovski’s next assist will give him 61, moving him past Dave Lowry into 28th.

Team Leaders:

Games Played:
Mike Weaver, Brian Campbell, Tomas Fleischmann – 66

Goals:
Kris Versteeg – 22, Tomas Fleischmann – 20, Stephen Weiss – 16

Assists:

Brian Campbell – 40, Stephen Weiss – 31, Tomas Fleischmann, Kris Versteeg – 27

Points:
Kris Versteeg – 49, Tomas Fleischmann, Stephen Weiss – 47, Brian Campbell – 44

Plus/Minus:

Stephen Weiss – plus-5
Jason Garrison – plus-4
Marcel Goc – plus-2

Point Shares:
Jose Theodore – 7.3
Brian Campbell – 6.8
Jason Garrison – 6.5

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Florida Panthers Visit Pittsburgh Penguins: Game 67 Preview

Florida still leads the Southeast Division by the slimmest of margins, but they need on-ice results to maintain their hold on a playoff spot. The Penguins host the game tonight, defenders of a seven-game win streak.

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