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Through the FANS Pens v. Rangers (4/5/12)

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Stationed atop the Eastern Conference since Dec. 30, the New York Rangers came to visit the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second to last home game of the season.

     "Iiiitttt's HOCKEY NIGHT in Pittsburgh! And 27 other cities tonight! Watching #NYR vs @pghpenguins. Go #Pens :D"

"Playoff atmosphere tonight! Loving the early pressure by the @pghpenguins time to lock up 4! let's go #pens" --@KennyLberg
The game started right away, both teams getting in on the scoring. By 11:33, the Penguins were up 2-1 with goals from Chris Kunitz and Tyler Kennedy:

"#KUNITZ with only a minute in. good start boys, lets run away with this one #letsgopens" --@adam87valinsky

"KUNITZ good redirect" --@themazzashow

"@pghpenguins that goal by TK shattered the cap of the water bottle emptying all Birons water. Hasn't been replaced yet." -- @benyaandthejets

"#PENSHOCKEY tk just blew up birons water bottle #sickgoal" --@zangle13

It was a night of awards and honors as the 2012 Team Awards were announced throughout. Evgeni Malkin walked away with the MVP award the community award, and some love from the fans:
"@pghpenguins Nice save Fleury!!! Let's Go PENS!!!" --@Wise1919

"Malkin is the MVP of the @pghpenguins! Congrats to my favorite player! @malkin71_ ))))" -- @sportsfreakk33

"They call me Geno! #IAmScore MVP @malkin71_" --@JMcPAin

"Malkin for MVP. ata boy Geno" --@jaybirdtellem

The chants only got louder after Malkin made it a 4-1 game a little more than halfway through the third:

"GENO))))))))))))))))))))))))) #49" --@Old_Tyme_Hockey

"whole place chanting Geno I love him! WE WANT 50! #MalkinMVP' --@emmhosler

"Geno=MVP #realtalk #noonesbetter" --@JustinHartman93

Pens finish it up with a short handed goal from Kris Letang, and take a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

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