Memorable Moments: Jagr Wins

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The Penguins went into the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Saturday night to take on the Devils. They gave up a lead in the 1st, storming back to tie it in the 2nd, ultimately losing by a score of 4-1.

The Penguins were looking to string together another win after defeating the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Jaromir Jagr (2 goals) and the Devils thought otherwise.

Almost a Moment: Just over one minute into the game, the Penguins line of Jokinen-Malkin-Neal entered the zone and created a good scoring chance early.

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Malkin brought the puck in wide, and attempted to get the puck to James Neal. Jaromir Jagr, coming from behind, was able to get a stick on the pass. The puck kind of sat in a dead space, but Jokinen jumped in and got the puck to Malkin in front of the net. A few feet/seconds sooner and Malkin would have had a great chance at a goal against Martin Brodeur.

Crosby Appreciation Moment: a moment that had no bearing on the game, but still worth noting. Sidney Crosby is such a treasure to watch, that the little things he does can sometime be taken for granted.

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Plays like this in your own defensive zone to move the puck into the neutral zone is so underrated.

Set Faceoff Moment: Zach Sill won a face-off clean, to Pascal Dupuis. It was a similar draw to Fridays' game when Sutter won the draw, and D'Agostini set up Dupuis for a goal. Sill's win had the puck on Dupuis' stick at the face-off circle edge, but he couldn't get the shot off. Seems like a set play that is becoming more widely used.

Bloody Moment: Chris Kunitz got hit in the face with a puck by Marek Zidlicky.

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And bled on the bench.

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And then he scored a goal.

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Slick move by a smart hockey player to get the puck over Brodeur.

Other:

Joe Vitale was scratched in favor of Zach Sill, who made his NHL debut.

Deryk Engelland in the lineup again as a defenseman, the 2nd game in a row. Robert Bortuzzo scratched. He crushed Eric Gelinas.

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The Pens dominated the 1st period and gave up a late goal to Andy Greene: a bouncing puck that found its way between Fleury's legs and trickled across the line.

Kris Letang took a shot off the hand and was in a little pain. Didn't seem any worse for wear afterwards.

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Brodeur played out of his mind in the 3rd period.

Letang did not play well in the 3rd period.

Jagr scored to make it 3-1, and capped the night with an empty net goal to make it 4-1. Continuing his role on Earth to troll the Penguins for eternity.

The Anaheim Ducks come to town on Monday. #TeemuForever

'Memorable Moments' is a mini-recap, posted after each game, featuring GIFs & breakdowns of some plays. You can chirp @MikeDarnay on Twitter (highly encouraged).

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