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Through the FANS Pens v. Jets (3/20/12)

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins fans at Consol Energy on March 20, got to "C" a familar face on the ice as #87 Sidney Crosby returned to the line-up on home ice after being out with concussion-like symptoms. In his first three games back, beginning with a 5-2 victory at Madison Square Garden, Crosby notched five assists. The Winnipeg Jets came to town for the second time this season and the fourth and final meeting of the pair.

Tweet of the night:

"Neal from Malkin and Crosby. I've dreamt of this day #Pens"


The night started off with a goal from Tyler Kennedy, but after some action and two answers from the Jets, a successful Penguins power play ended the first period tied at 2.  Fans expressed enthusism after the tying goal came off the stick of James Neal:

"Pens game! @ CONSOL Energy Center" -- @mclachlanc
"That was the prettiest setup I have seen in a long time #Pens" -- @NighthawksBeard

"Poetry in motion. #Pens" -- @zFleags

"Sickest passing I have seen in a long time!! Nealer ties the game on the Power Play. 2-2 #PENS #LETSGOPENS" -- @avsbackupguy

"Sick tic-tac-toe goal by neal from 87 and 71 #Pens" -- @Mat_Mettler

"It's like they came from another planet #pens #PensJets tied 2-2" -- @opticks

"If every goal scored against the #NHLJets looked like that i Almost wouldn't mind getting scored on. Almost. #GoJetsGo #Pens" -- @davidmintz

"The #Pens PP is downright scary with this 5. 87-71-58-18-14" -- @KeithDGideon

A pair of goals to start the first left this high-scoring match up tied again at 3. It was Tyler Kennedy with his second of the game to
Evgeni Malkin's Parents celebrating Neal's goal at the CEC. #Pens #71 #NHL #LetsGoPens #Malkin -- @BeautifulWeek
break the tie and put the Penguins back in the lead. After a goal from Evgeni Malkin makes it a 5-3 game, audiable chants of "MVP" take over the building and the internet. As#71 plants his 200th behind the net, fans take notice of the MVP and his parents:

"Crosby to Malkin. Man. Did I miss hearing that... #Pens" -- @TheJMac11

"@malkin71_ has the cutest parents. I want to sit by them at a game." -- @JaMys25

"Cheese and crackers. Geno Malkin is so good at hockey." -- @Sparkcircuit

"Delayed penalty goal!! Geno!! #200" -- @wvark27

"Geno 5 pts last time they played winnipeg he had 5 too, unreal #Pens" -- @snakeboyicon

"James Neal Hattrick" -- @@TimBeauKorenich
As the offense started to get out of hand, the hats began to fly off of heads. James Neal scored his second career hat trick, first as a Penguin, to end the second period 6-4.

"200 for malkin, hat trick for neal, and the best part... FREE BIG MACS #winning" --@jakebayne

"Just threw my hat onto the front lawn. James Neal! Lots of goals tonight #Pens #Jets" --@ChristianTappe

"Geno 4 points . Sid 4 points. James Neal hat trick. Three headed monster #letsgopens" -- @kmcarleton

"Goal fest. #Nhlbeware #Pens" -- @kC_Albert

 Pens win 8-4!

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