The Penguins were looking to stretch their current four-game win streak to five games and they did. The second period was ridiculous for the Pens, as they scored 4 times and used that lead to control the rest of the game.
Pens Goals: Pascal Dupuis, Jayson Megna, Chris Kunitz x2, Kris Letang
Sharks Goals: Tomas Hertl
Off-the-Post Moment: On a power play in the first period, Matt Niskanen shot a puck off the goal post.
It was so loud and hit the post so hard and square, it was incredible. Antti Niemi was screened by Kunitz and caught a break, as it looks like he didn't even see the puck.
Payback Moment: Brooks Orpik took a big hit early in the game from Tyler Kennedy. He seemed to be looking for redemption on someone in the next few minutes afterwards.
Andrew Desjardins was the unlucky recipient.
Deflected Moment: Early in the 2nd period, the Crosby line generated speed into the offensive zone and the puck came to Brooks Orpik.
Good vision for him to see a lane and get it on net and even better play by Dupuis to tip it past Niemi. Great deflection.
Snipe Moment: Jayson Megna.
Great play to look off the defender.
The 2nd line, without Evgeni Malkin (Jayson Megna, Jussi Jokinen, James Neal), brought a lot of speed and chances.
Four goals in 7 minutes at the beginning of the 2nd period by Dupuis, Megna, and Kunitz x2. Quite a way to make a statement to start the period. 24 shots in the period for the Sharks. Alex Stalock replaced Niemi to start the 3rd.
Chris Kunitz has 16 goals on the season. Tremendous year for him thus far.
Great game by Fleury. 44 saves.
The Pens will travel to Boston and look to make their winning streak 6-games long as they will take on the Bruins on Saturday night at the TD Garden.