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On defense, Simon Despres came back to WBS and replaced Philip Samuelsson.
WBS jumped out to a 2-0 lead on two goals by Alex Grant. His first of the game was a power play shot that evaded Kinkaid at the 15:49 mark of the first period. Grant's second of the game came 1:41 into the second on a tough angle snipe.
But the Devils made a game of it, answering back with two goals of their own in the second period. First, Mike Hoeffel fired a puck past a screened Thiessen to cut the WBS lead in half 3:39 into the second period, less than two minutes after Grant had scored. Then Matt Taormina tied the game at two with a power play tally midway through the period.
The Devils played well in the second period, outshooting the Pens 14-6 in the period but never took the lead. Paul Thompson gave the Pens a lead they would never look back on, beating Kinkaid in a similar fashion as Grant did, high and in tight.
Ryan Craig tapped a rebound past Kinkaid in the third period and Nick Petersen iced it with an empty net goal. 5-2 final.
Next up for the Pens is a visit to the Scope in Norfolk, Virginia to take on an Admirals team that hasn't lost since SuperBowl Sunday. Contemplating a trip down south for Tuesday night's game.