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Pens Start Road Trip With Shootout Win

Friday, March 9, 2012
The Penguins started their weekend road trip in Providence, battling the Bruins at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.  After trailing 2-0 in the first period, the Pens come from behind to force overtime and the shootout. Colin McDonald was the lone scorer in the shootout in round 6 to give the Pens two points tonight.

The Penguins will travel to Bridgeport overnight and play the Sound Tigers in the Arena at Harbor Yard tomorrow night.

Quick recap after the jump.


After a scoreless 15 minutes of hockey in the first period, the Bruins would score two quick goals on back to back shots just 50 seconds apart to take a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.

Geoff Walker would tap in a rebound of a Ben Street shot midway thru the second period to cut the lead in half to 2-1. Nick Petersen got the secondary assist.

The Petersen-Street-Walker line was creating chances all night. They tied the game at two on Ben Street's 20th goal of the season. Walker and Petersen got the assists.

Division Update: Elsewhere in the division, the Hershey Bears got mauled 6-1 by the team the Pens lost to on Tuesday night, the St. John's IceCaps. Norfolk was in control of Adirondack 3-1 late in the third period. If that score holds up, the Pens will still trail the Admirals by eight points for first place in the division, while upping their second place lead over the Bears to our points.

Roster Notes: It was Scott Munroe vs. Michael Hutchinson in net tonight. With Brian Strait and Simon Despres on recall to Pittsburgh, Cody Wild dressed as the team's 6th defensemen. Bryan Lerg once again sat out of the lineup. Matt Rust remained on the fourth line in Lerg's place.

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