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Despres Makes it 8-0-0-0 on the Road

Friday, November 11, 2011
Despres might lead the league in minor penalties, but all of his goals are game winners.
In a back-and-forth game tonight, the Penguins got the last punch with Simon Despres scoring the game winning goal 57 seconds into overtime. All three of his goals are game winners.

The win gives the Penguins eight straight wins and still a perfect record on the road (mentioned in title). At 9-2-1-1 the Penguins now have a three point edge over the Norfolk Admirals, who the Pens play at home tomorrow night. The Admirals lost in regulation tonight 2-1 to the Albany Devils.

Ben Street had a heck of a game tonight, registering an assist on all but one of the Penguins 5 goals tonight. The four assists combined with Wednesday's three point night (1G-2A) gives Street seven points in his last two games.

The entire line of Ryan Craig, Paul Thompson and Street were the difference makers tonight. They really turned the game around in the last minute of the 2nd period. Down 2-1 the Penguins got a lucky bounce goal from Paul Thompson after Carl Sneep's shot from the point ricocheted around a few bodies, hitting Thompson before going in. Just 16 after that Craig finished a play and got a goal of his own. And just like that a 2-1 deficit turned into a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.

But the Bears didn't quit. They tied the game early in the third at three, then tied it again late in the third at four.

Brad Thiessen gets the win, his ninth of the season. Dany Sabourin was tagged with the loss.

The Penguins return home for a game tomorrow night against the Norfolk Admirals.

Go Penguins!

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