McDonald On The Farm, Pens Win 4-1

Friday, January 20, 2012
I thought I was in for a long game tonight when Manchester took the early 1-0 lead on the 2nd shot of the game just 47 seconds in.  Luckily, Bryan Lerg dangled defenders and scored on the Penguins' first shot of the game to tie it back up 1:04 later.

Colin McDonald was flying out there tonight, and gave the Pens a lead they would never look back on. McDonald made it 2-1 WBS with a nice assist from Paul Thompson, who is quietly playing well in the top six right now. McDonald's second goal gave the Pens a 3-1 lead at the halfway mark of the opening period.

Zach Sill gave the Pens a 4-1 lead late in the first period on a nice deflection and that would be all the scoring tonight. Brad Thiessen looked good minus the first minute of the game, stopping 29 of the 30 shots he faced.

The win gives the WBS Penguins four in a row and five out of their last six. Pittsburgh won in a shootout tonight for their 5th win in a row. The organization is getting healthy and starting to get on a roll. Let's hope that continues tomorrow night when the AHL Penguins start a home and home series with the Syracuse Crunch.



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