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Kessel, Letang lift Penguins past Predators

Forward scores twice, D-man has goal, assist in Pittsburgh's fourth straight win

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins capped their surge through March with a 5-2 win against the Nashville Predators that has them in second place in the Metropolitan Division.

Phil Kessel scored twice, and Kris Letang and Nick Bonino each had a goal and an assist at Consol Energy Center on Thursday.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: NSH @ PIT - 15:49 of 3rd Period

Original call stands, good goal Penguins

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Situation Room: NSH vs. PIT

Situation Room: Bonino's goal confirmed

3/31/16: Nick Bonino's goal is confirmed after video review determines that no goaltender infractions occurred before the puck crossed the line

  • 02:52 •

At 15:49 of the third period in the Predators/Penguins game, Nashville requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Carl Hagelin interfered with Nashville goaltender Carter Hutton before the puck entered the net.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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game preview

Predators take third shot at clinching playoff berth

Nashville visits Pittsburgh, which is jockeying for Metropolitan positioning

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PREDATORS (39-25-13) at PENGUINS (43-25-8)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; NHLN, TVA Sports, SNO, SNW, SNP, FS-TN, ROOT

PITTSBURGH - The Nashville Predators will have a third chance to clinch a Stanley Cup Playoffs berth when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Thursday.

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