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