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" |
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|"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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