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Pens vs. Panthers Live Blog

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
1:09pm

The Penguins scratches for today's game are Mark Eaton, Eric Goddard and Philippe Boucher. The crowd gave a loud cheer when it was announced that Tyler Kennedy would be returning to the lineup this afternoon.

1:15pm
Every fan in attendance today received a blue rally towel courtesy of Trib Total Media.

1:16pm
The jumbotron just featured "Pop-Up Video" featuring Matt Cooke. It will be available to watch on pittsburghpenguins.com later this week.

1:19pm
The Pens have looked strong in the early part of the game, outshooting Florida 4-0, including a breakaway attempt by Pascal Dupuis.

1:21pm
Hall Gill takes an interference penalty at 8:08.

1:24pm
Ville Peltonen scores at 10:12 of the first period. Fleury seemed to have lost track of the puck as it crossed through the zone, providing an easy goal for Peltonen

1:32pm
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have made the all-star game's starting lineup. View all of the starters here: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=401751&navid=DL|NHL|home

1:34pm
Natan Horton scored his 9th goal of the season on an uncontested wrist shot as he drove down the left-wing boards.

1:36pm
Play the Pens new fantasy hockey game at www.extraattacker.com.

1:37pm
The crowd in Mellon Arena is quiet, as they haven't had much to cheer so far today.  Pascal Dupuis took a hooking penalty at 18:19.

1:40pm
The crowd gave a big cheer as Brooks Orpik dished out a heavy check just as the period ended.



1:42pm
Human Bowling time... not even close as the contestant fell off of the sled after about 10 feet. He is getting a mulligan and.... STRIKE! He wins a WetGo gift card.

1:58pm
Dany Sabourin is now in net for the Pens to start the 2nd period.

2:00pm
Pens fans rejoice as Ruslan Fedotenko finally put one in the net.

2:03pm
Pens will go on teh powerplay as Florida goalie Craig Anderson shot the puck over the boards, earning a delay of game call.

2:06pm
The Pens didn't score on the powerplay, but maintained good pressure in the offensive zone.

2:10pm
Tyler Kennedy has played 5:25 on 7 shifts midway through his first game back from injury.

2:11pm
Miroslav Satan takes a minor penalty for roughing at 7:42.

2:12pm
Bryan McCabe makes the Pens pay by scoring his 7th of the year at 8:03 on the powerplay.

2:15pm
Florida has 3 goals on 6 shots. Pittsburgh has one goal on 17 shots. Florida is on the powerplay again after an Evgeni Malkin interference penalty.

2:18pm
More groans from the Pens fans and Richard Zednik scores his 4th of the year at 11:24 of the 2nd period. Pittsburgh calls a timeout.

2:31pm
Max Talbot and Gregory Campell had a long fight, followed by Sidney Crosby going after Brett McClean. Sid earned himself 5:00 for fighting, 2:00 for instigating, 2:00 unsportsmanlike conduct and a 10:00 misconduct.

2:37pm
Nathan Horton scored his 2nd goal of the game on a long breakaway while the teams were playing 4 on 4.

2:45pm
2nd period shots on goal: Pittsburgh 12; Florida 11.

2:58pm
Marc-Andre Fleury has returned to the

3:06pm
Michael Frolik scored for Florida to make it 6-1.

3:14pm
Hal Gill joins Sidney Crosby in the penalty box after taking a minor penalty for slashing. The shots are now Pittsburgh 27, Florida 23 with 9:42 remaining in the third.

3:22pm
With 5:26 remaining in the game the crowd is beginning to thin out. Sidney Crosby is still sitting in the penalty box serving his 10-minute misconduct.

3:25pm
I just checked my Extra Attacker score for today's game and I currently have negative 30 points. Yikes!

3:28pm
Sidney Crosby is greeted by a loud applause as he steps back on the ice after serving his penalties.

3:30pm
Game Over.  Third period shots on goal Pittsburgh 9, Florida 7. Three stars: 3)Craig Anderson 2)Bryan McCabe 1)Nathan Horton.
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