Penguins vs Panthers Final: 5-1 - Recap
|Penguins vs Panthers Final: 5-1 - Recap|
Pittsburgh cruised to victory on Saturday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Panthers at BB&T Center.
Pittsburgh won as a -140 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jussi Jokinen, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, and Joe Vitale each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Kunitz opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 10:45 of the first period. The goal was assisted by James Neal and Evgeni Malkin.
Jeff Zatkoff turned in a 39-save effort for the Penguins.
Scottie Upshall scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Jeff Zatkoff.
Tim Thomas stopped 9 of 13 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Pittsburgh scored 1 time on 1 chances on the power play, while Florida went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 40-22.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Ottawa.