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Pens vs. Capitals Live Game Blog

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Penguins representatives will be providing a live-game blog during Penguins' home games this season. Check back for updates, injury reports and information throughout the game.


7:38 PM: The Penguins and the Capitals are about to face off in what will hopefully be an exciting rivalry game.

The Penguins' scratches tonight are defensemen Mark Eaton and Philippe Boucher and forward Pascal Dupuis.
Scratches for the Capitals are forwards Boyd Gordon and Shaone Morrisonn and defenseman Chris Clark.

7:42 PM: The Pens go on the power play after Donald Brashear got caught high sticking Kris Letang.

The Pens put Evgeni Malkin, Petr Sykora, Sidney Crosby, Matt Cooke and Miroslav Satan on the power play unit.

7:47 PM: Malkin hammers a shot past Jose Theodore from the high slot for a power-play-goal.

Penguins 1, Capitals 0.

7:56 PM: The Mellon Arena crowd boo's as the Capitals' Alexander Semin carries the puck into the Pens zone.

8:02 PM: Crosby and Viktor Kozlov collide near center ice. Crosby went off the ice to the dressing room.

8:05 PM: After consulting video review, the officials rule "no goal" on a shot the Capitals had.

8:06 PM: Crosby returns from the locker room.

8:10 PM: Rob Scuderi goes down to block a shot and takes a puck in the face. That's what I call taking one for the team. Scuderi heads to the locker room.

8:33 PM: The second period commences. Shots so far this game are tied at 11-11.

8:35 PM: The Capitals tie the score 1-1. Backstrom passed the puck to Kozlov who shot the puck in behind Fleury.

Penguins 1, Capitals 1.

8:44 PM: After taking a puck in the face during the first period of play, Rob Scuderi headed to the locker room and his return to the game is doubtful at this point.

8:47 PM: Penguins score! Satan pounds a puck past Theodore for his 350th career goal.

Penguins 2, Capitals 1.

8:54 PM: The Capitals score. Semin puts the puck in the upper-right-shelf.

Penguins 2, Capitals 2.

8:57 PM: Malkin receives a pass just outside the Caps zone. He skated the puck around the Caps defender and got a shot off but Theodore made the save.

9:07 PM:
 The Caps get an opportunity to take the lead with Cooke and Gill both in the box. The Penguins hold the Caps off until the end of the period. They will go into the third period with one-minute left to kill on Gill's slashing penalty.

9:27 PM: The third period begins with the Pens on the PK. Orpik gets two-minutes for tripping and the Caps get another five-on-three advantage.

9:29 PM: The Caps score on the power play opportunity. Alex Ovechkin gets a rebound past Fleury.

Capitals 3, Penguins 2.

9:30 PM:
 Max Talbot left for the locker room.

9:32 PM: Penguins score! Ryan Whitney scores his first goal of the season. The referee was calling a delayed penalty when Crosby sent a pass to Whitney who took a shot from the point which beat Theodore for the goal.

Penguins 3, Capitals 3.

9:43 PM:
 The Capitals score on the power play. Ovechkin took a shot form the bottom of the near circle which Fleury stopped but Thomas Fleischmann slipped the rebound past.

Capitals 4, Penguins 3.

9:49 PM:
 We have learned from the Penguins that Talbot will most likely not be returning to the game.

9:50 PM: Capitals score. Ovechkin banked in a shot off of Whitney's skate. There's still eight minutes left in the game. Hopefully the Penguins' offense can work their magic.

Capitals 5, Penguins 3.

9:56 PM:
 The Pens go on the power play with six-minutes left in the game. Time to head down to the locker room for interviews. Hopefully the Pens can pull this one out.
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