The Pittsburgh Penguins (16-7-3) played Florida Panthers (12-11-4) on Thursday Night. Matt Murray would get the start for the Penguins. Roberto Luongo would get the start for the Panthers. Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy would be the scratches for the Penguins. Dylan McIlrath, Shawn Thornton, and Jonathan Marchessault would be the scratches for the Panthers.
Sidney Crosby would score at 3:06 of the 1st to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead.Patric Hornqvist and Conor Sheary would get the assists. Evgeni Malkin would get called for hooking at 3:27. Reilly Smith would get called for holding at 4:21. Conor Sheary would score at 4:51 to make it 2-0. Sidney Crosby and Justin Schultz would get the assists. Tom Kuhnhackl would score at 7:34 to make it 3-0. Scott Wilson with the lone assist. The Penguins and Panthers would each have 7 shots in the 1st period.
Jussi Jokinen and Kris Letang would get called for roughing at 4:11 of the 2nd period. The Penguins would get called for too many men penalty at 6:00. Scott Wilson would serve the penalty. Jaromir Jagr would score on the powerplay at 6:17 to make it 3-1. Aleksander Barkov and Keith Yandle would get the assists. Keith Yandle would get called for slashing at 19:37. The Penguins would have 11 shots to the Panthers 4 in the 2nd period
Matt Cullen would score at 5:48 of the 3rd period to make it 4-1. Scott Wilson and Justin Schultz would get the assists. Aleksander Barkov would get called for roughing at 8:09. Patric Hornqvist would get called for slashing at 17:13. Carl Hagelin would score an empty net goal at 19:27 to make it 5-1. Matt Murray would get the lone assist.The Panthers would get 18 shots to the Penguins 12 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 0 for 3 on the powerplay and kill 2 of 3 penalties. Matt Murray would make 29 saves on 30 shots. Conor Sheary and Sidney Crosby would each have a goal and an assist. Matt Cullen, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Carl Hagelin would each have a goal. Scott Wilson and Justin Schultz would each have 2 assists. Patric Hornqvist and Matt Murray would each have an assist. The Penguins are now 17-7-3. The Penguins play at Tampa Bay on Saturday.