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After big trade, streaking Penguins visit Panthers

Mar 5, 2009 - 11:15 AM Pittsburgh (33-26-6) at Florida (33-23-8), 7:30 p.m. EST

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins made another big acquisition at the NHL's trading deadline and they appear to be finding their rhythm at the top of the stretch run of the season.

After acquiring Bill Guerin, Pittsburgh goes for its fifth straight win when it visits the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

The Penguins traded for Marian Hossa at last season's deadline, a move that helped the Penguins reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

Guerin, who has 16 goals and 20 assists this season, should help a Penguins club that has won four straight contests for the first time since a season-high six-game run from November 1-15.

Chris Kunitz scored two goals and Matt Cooke also tallied as Pittsburgh defeated Tampa Bay, 3-1, on Tuesday.

Sidney Crosby has missed the last four contests with a groin injury and his status is still uncertain.

Expected to make a big deal at the deadline, Florida decided to keep sought-after defenseman Jay Bouwmeester in hopes of making a push for the playoffs. The Panthers are currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Michael Frolik tallied twice and Cory Stillman and Richard Zednik also scored goals as the Panthers won their second straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday.

The win gave the Panthers a 3-2-0 record on their five-game road trip.






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    Penguins 4, Panthers 1  FinalMar 6 4:46 AM
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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 3 4
    FLORIDA 0 1 0 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: FLA - RADEK DVORAK 11 (GREGORY CAMPBELL, VILLE PELTONEN)
    17:49
    PIT - SIDNEY CROSBY 24 (BILL GUERIN, BROOKS ORPIK) 18:13
    3RD PRD: PIT - TYLER KENNEDY 10 (MATT COOKE) 2:24
    PIT - KRISTOPHER LETANG 7 (BROOK

    Mar 5 9:56 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 4
    FLORIDA 1
    3RD PRD: PIT - TYLER KENNEDY 11 (EVGENI MALKIN, RUSLAN FEDOTENKO)
    15:34

    Penguins 4, Panthers 1  3rd - 4:26Mar 5 9:50 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 3
    FLORIDA 1
    3RD PRD: PIT - KRISTOPHER LETANG 7 (BROOKS ORPIK) 4:37

    Penguins 3, Panthers 1  3rd - 15:23Mar 5 9:29 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 2
    FLORIDA 1
    3RD PRD: PIT - TYLER KENNEDY 10 (MATT COOKE) 2:24

    Penguins 2, Panthers 1  3rd - 17:36Mar 5 9:26 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 1
    FLORIDA 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: FLA - RADEK DVORAK 11 (GREGORY CAMPBELL, VILLE PELTONEN)
    17:49
    PIT - SIDNEY CROSBY 24 (BILL GUERIN, BROOKS ORPIK) 18:13
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PIT

    Mar 5 9:03 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 1
    FLORIDA 1
    2ND PRD: PIT - SIDNEY CROSBY 24 (BILL GUERIN, BROOKS ORPIK) 18:13

    Penguins 1, Panthers 1  2nd - 1:47Mar 5 9:00 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 0
    FLORIDA 1
    2ND PRD: FLA - RADEK DVORAK 11 (GREGORY CAMPBELL, VILLE PELTONEN)
    17:49

    Penguins 0, Panthers 1  2nd - 2:11Mar 5 8:59 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 0
    FLORIDA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PIT 14 14
    FLA 10 10
    GOALIES: PIT - MARC-ANDRE FLEURY
    FLA - TOMAS VOKOUN

    Mar 5 8:10 PM
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