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Through the FANS Pens v. Flyers (4/7/12)

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

It was a regular season finale of state-wide proportion as the Philadelphia Flyers returned to the Consol Energy Center to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the last regular season home game. Already in place was the Flyers win of the regular season series, and the Penguins clinch of home ice for the upcoming post-season battle.

     "Sooooo happy for Geno this season. 50 goals is just icing on the cake. Go #Pens!!! "

"On the glass at the Pens game" --@zdecicco
The scoring started off with Birthday Boy Pascal Dupuis continuing a now 17-game point streak and pushing the Penguins into a 1-0 lead:

"What a birthday gift for Dupuis" --@ShaneTaylor27

"#SuperDuper nets a goal to give the Pens a 1-0 lead. Dupuis has now scored in 17 straight games" --@bmweiss18

"Oh, happy birthday to yourself Pascal Dupuis!" --@zackeatsheroes

"Dupuis is going to get a playoff overtime goal this playoff season. Just the type of season he is having. Heard it here first." --@MJBeno

"Look whose trending :) #vitale #dupuis" --@Mari_Terese11
The Flyers tied it up 1-1 just before the end of the first, and Chris Kunitz answers halfway into the second with a career-high 26th goal:

"Thank you Kunitz!! #letsgopens #betterteamiswearingblackandvegasgold" --@MsSRizzo

"Kunitz reaches 26 goals...a career high!" --@sportsjunkie703

"So Kunitz just joined Dupuis in having a career year. Love this team." --@PaulMart7

With seconds to go in the second, Evgeni Malkin captured his 50th, becoming the 9th player in the history of the Penguins Francheise, and only the second NHL player this season to do it. Twitter raced out of control in excitement over this feat:

"50 for Geno jkhdfkljshdnkjfnsdfnjgnssdm,sd" --@Tyler48Kennedy

"Genooooo 50 goals unreal #Pens" --@JessicaWeigold

"50 for Geno! #MVP #GenoForPresident" --@cjames4_

"@malkin71_ You are score! Congrats on 50 goals, Geno!" --@the_kevbot

"#50 for the great Evgeni Malkin! Congratz on the Milestone Geno, you deserve it!" --@Wimedime21

After Malkin's goal, the Penguins concluded with a 4-2 victory.

Fan Appreciation night meant prizes,shirts off the back, and numerous other fan-rewarding opportunities.  Here's
"View from seats. Let's Go Pens!" --@Caught_Looking1
some highlights of happy fans, during the Consol Energy Center's largest crowd ever for a hockey game:

"Got on the jumbo tron at the pens game with @Trittabug !!!!" --@nuz2

"Just won a free hot dog at thr pens game #mylifeisawesome" --@vivala__lauren

"Thank you Sidney Crosby, thank you for the Big Mac" --@WhiteDonCheadle

"Proud to say I just witnessed Geno's 50th goal #pens" --@saker_bam

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