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Insider Only Penguins outplay Sharks but fall 2-1 in a shootout

SAN JOSE 2 – PITTSBURGH 1 (S0)

GOAL SCORERS
1ST PERIOD
SJ 19:03 – MATT NIETO (7)
3RD PERIOD
PIT 07:22 – SIDNEY CROSBY (22)
SHOOTOUT
SJS – MELKER KARLSSON
PIT – KRIS LETANG
SJS – TOMMY WINGELS
GOALTENDING MATCHUP
Antti Niemi made 39 saves before turning aside seven of eight shooters in the shootout in leading the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 shootout win over the Penguins. Outplayed at 5 v 5, Neimi stopped 31 of 32 shots (@ 5 v 5).
Marc Andre Fleury posted another strong outing, making 29 saves on 30 shots.
“I thought both goalies were awesome,” Penguins forward Brandon Sutter told reporters after the game. “Niemi definitely took a lot of chances in the third and the pucks around the crease [but] we just couldn’t bang them in. He stood his ground. I thought Fleury did the same thing for us. It was a pretty good goalie battle.
SHOT REPORT/SHOT ATTEMPTS
Pittsburgh outshot San Jose 40-30, including 15-6 in the first period as the Penguins had a strong jump to the game. 5 v 5, the Penguins had a 32-22 advantage in shots, including a 70-38 edge in shot attempts ( 5 v 5).
Overall in the game, the Penguins were credited with 101 shot attempts, San Jose 67.
POST-GAME
The Penguins haven’t won in San Jose since 1997…..Pittsburgh took 5 of 8 points on the road trip…..Pittsburgh failed to score a power play goal during the four game span………Sidney Crosby scored his 22nd goal of the season and had 9 shot attempts



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William DePaoli

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