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Penguins Win Second Game At Rookie Tourney

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

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KITCHENER, Ontario – For the second day in a row, the Pittsburgh Penguins spotted the opposition an early multiple-goal lead, but ended up skating away with a victory, as they downed the Florida Panthers, 6-3, at the Kitchener Rookie Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The win upped the Penguins’ record to 2-0-0 heading into Sunday’s game against the Ottawa Senators, while Florida fell to 1-1-0.

The Panthers opened the scoring just 40 seconds into the game, as David Brine beat goaltender John Curry from close range for his first of the tournament.

Brian wasted little time in picking up his second goal, netting a power play tally at 2:52 as Jonathan Filewich sat in the penalty box on a tripping call.

Tim Wallace pulled the Penguins to within on goal at 4:15 of the first, but Keegan Dansereau regained the two-goal cushion for the Panthers at 9:35.

Pittsburgh controlled the second period, using goals by Filewich, Kyle Rank and Alex Grant to take a 4-3 lead into the third period.

Unsigned draftee Brian Ihnacak and third-year pro Ryan Stone added goals in the final frame to complete the Penguins scoring.

NOTES:  Scratches for the Penguins were Kris Letang, Tyler Kennedy and Kevin Henderson…Pittsburgh served as the home club in the game…Aaron Boogaard and Tanner Glass fought to a draw following Ihnacak’s third period tally.

FIRST PERIOD

Scoring:  1. FLA – Brine (Dansereau) 0:40;  2. FLA – Brine (Dansereau, Aston) 2:52 – PP; 3. PIT – Wallace (Caria, Caputi) 4:15;  4. FLA – Dansereau (Brine, Henry) 9:35

Penalties:  PIT – Filewich (Tripping) 2:08;  PIT – Boogaard (Roughing) 7:13;  FLA – Syvret (Interference) 12:59;  PIT – Stone (Tripping) 13:25;  PIT – Boogaard (Roughing) 20:00

SECOND PERIOD

Scoring:  5. PIT – Filewich (Muzzin, Letestu) 7:56;  6. PIT – Rank (Caputi) 8:56;  7. PIT – Grant (Wallace, Jensen) 11:02

Penalties:  FLA – Matthias (Hooking) 2:44;  PIT – Ihnacak (Hooking) 16:41

THIRD PERIOD

Scoring:  8.  PIT – Ihnacak (Grant) 5:55;  9. PIT – Stone (Grant, Jeffrey) 8:15 PP

Penalties:  PIT – Cuthbert (Interference) 1:03;  FLA – Shantz (Interference) 1:47;  PIT – Rank (Hooking) 2:09;  PIT – Boogaard (Fighting) 5:58;  FLA – Glass (Fighting) 5:58;  FLA – Duco (Slashing) 6:44;  FLA - Syvret (Hooking) 12:28;  PIT – Wallace (Hooking) 16:07

SHOTS            1st        2nd        3rd        TOT
FLA                 10        9          11        30
PIT                  13        10        16        39

SCORING       1st        2nd        3rd        TOT
FLA                 3          0          0          3
PIT                  1          3          2          6

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