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Phil Kessel, Patric Hornqvist convert alley-oop

Penguins forwards team up for highlight-reel goal during first period of game against Panthers

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Hornqvist bats home Kessel's pass

FLA@PIT: Hornqvist knocks home puck out of mid-air

Patric Hornqvist receives Phil Kessel's feed from over the net and knocks it out of mid-air past James Reimer to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead

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In honor of March Madness, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist converted hockey's version of an alley-oop.

The Pittsburgh Penguins forwards teamed up for a highlight-reel goal that put them ahead in the first period of their game against the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

While behind the Panthers net, Kessel flipped the puck over the goal and Florida goalie James Reimer's head. Hornqvist snuck in from behind the net to bat the puck out of midair and give Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead.

Hornqvist's finish may also have satisfied the local baseball fans pining for the Pirates' return.

Tweet from @penguins: ���������� Take me out to the ball game.Take me out with the crowd.Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.I don't care if I never get back.�� ������ pic.twitter.com/GnXAX7rFMX

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