Pretty in Pink - Pens Win 4-3

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Penguins were wearing a pink promotional jersey tonight, but they didn't play like school girls.  Right off the jump the Pens brought pressure and really dominated the play after 20 minutes, but Rochester snuck out of the first period with a 1-0 lead.

Jason Williams had a big night tonight, earning the game's first star. Williams tied the game at one with a wicked wrist shot, then set up Alex Grant with a power play slap shot goal to give the Pens a 2-1 lead after two periods.

The Amerks tied the game just 1:12 into the third period and took the lead after Brad Thiessen coughed up the puck in the corner. The shorthanded goal made it a 3-2 deficit for WBS. But Eric Tangradi played hero tonight, tying the game at three and scoring the eventual winner in the shootout. 

Pens win 4-3, and both rival teams Hershey and Norfolk blew leads and lost. A good hockey night for WBS Penguins fans.

It was Brad Thiessen vs. Drew MacIntyre in net. Colin McDonald was called up to Pittsburgh and Alexandre Picard was injured. Brandon DeFazio and Peter Merth took their spots in the lineup, respectively. Ryan Schnell was the healthy scratch.


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