Jessica Bopp-WPAathletics.com STAFF
The Penguins started and ended this week on a good note.
The second longest power play goal drought in Penguins history—30 consecutive—was finally put to an end on Monday night.
Bill Guerin scored his fifth goal of the season, giving the Penguins a 2-0 lead early in the first period over the Anaheim Ducks. Guerin’s goal was followed by Matt Cooke’s backhander only 91 seconds into the game.
Guerin also pumped up the team when he and Ryan Getzlaf threw off their gloves and battled it out on the ice. Guerin’s final punch had Getzlaf down on the ice and the crowd at Mellon arena roaring with excitement.
The fans at Mellon arena had more to cheer about as the Ducks took the first three penalties of the night, all of which occurred in the first period.
A little further into the first period, the Ducks’ Todd Marchant scored a shorthanded goal on Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period. But Jordan Staal wasn’t going to let Marchant be the only shorthanded goal scorer of the night as he put one past Jean-Sebastien Giguere, bringing the score to 3-1 in favor of the Pens.
It wasn’t until the third period that we saw more goal scoring from either of the two teams. First, there was a Pittsburgh goal from Martin Skoula, followed by an Anaheim goal by Teemu Selanne....
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