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The Penguins defeated the Florida Panthers by a score of 5-1 to sweep the Florida road trip, after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning yesterday.

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Jeff Zatkoff had his first statement game as a Penguin. On Wednesday, he came into the game after Fleury was pulled and played well. Tonight he made 39 saves on 40 shots and looked very comfortable.

The Penguins scored 2 early goals. I did not see them, as I was watching the chaos that was the ending of the Alabama-Auburn football game. A power play goal by Chris Kunitz and a goal by Joe Vitale gave the Penguins the lead.

Standing Tall Moment: Jeff Zatkoff stood tall in the first period, making 15 saves, including 3 Panthers power plays.

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Too Strong Moment: This penalty on Sidney Crosby was called 'interference.'

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I call it 'being too strong and outworking your opponent.'

End to End Moment: Evgeni Malkin went end to end and scored a beautiful goal.

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Tim Thomas got smoked. (He later got pulled from the game after the 2nd period in favor of Scott Clemmensen)

Disallowed Moment: Brad Boyes had a goal disallowed, having ruled that it was kicked into the net.

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Not sure I agree with the call, but I won't complain.

Using Your Head Moment: Chris Conner blocked a shot with his head.

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This is the most work Chris Conner has done in a Penguins jersey in years.

Other:

Simon Despres has been great since being called up. Playing very responsibly.

Goals by Scottie Upshall, James Neal, and Jussi Jokinen.

Great game by Jeff Zatkoff. 39 saves.

4 points tonight for Malkin. Ho hum.

Crosby and Malkin #1 and #2 in the NHL in points at the moment.

Not really an exciting game. Happy to see the Pens sweep the road trip though, seeing as they have a tendency to play badly when in Florida.

The Pens will have the next two nights off before heading to New York to face the Islanders on Tuesday.