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Last Five Games
Record: 2-3-0
 5-5  NYR  2-0  W
 5-7  NYR  4-2  W
 5-9  NYR  1-5  L
 5-11  NYR  1-3  L
 5-13  NYR  1-2  L
 
Pens beat Thrashers 7-5 for first win of the season! (27-Oct-2005)
The Penguins rebound from a 4-0 deficit at the midpoint of the first period to beat Atlanta 7-5 in front of 14,009 at Mellon Arena. After going down by four, the Pens scored the next seven goals in the game. Mario Lemieux, Sergei Gonchar and John LeClair each scored two power play goals and were the game's number one, two and three stars. Ric Jackman netted the lone non-power play Penguins goal.

  • Lemieux added three assists for a five point night.
  • Dick Tarnstrom was injured in the first period. The Post-Gazette is reporting he injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and may be out 6-8 weeks.
  • Pittsburgh went 6 for 11 on the power play.

    Scoring
    1st 2nd 3rd - T
    Thrashers401-5
    Penguins241-7
    Shots on goal
    1st 2nd 3rd - T
    Thrashers11915-35
    Penguins13107-30
    Power Plays
    1st 2nd 3rd - T
    Thrashers3-40-20-1-3-7
    Penguins2-43-41-3-6-11
    • Starting Goaltender: Sebastien Caron.
    • Captain: Mario Lemieux.
    • Alternate captains: Mark Recchi, John LeClair.
    • 1st Period Scoring: Atl, Kovalchuk (power play) (M Savard, N Havelid), 3:18. Atl, Stefan (M Hossa, I Kovalchuk), 8:32. Atl, Bondra (power play) (B Holik, I Kovalchuk), 9:00. Atl, Havelid (power play) (I Kovalchuk, M Hossa), 9:50. Pit, Lemieux (power play) (R Jackman, S Crosby), 10:08. Pit, Lemieux (power play) (M Recchi, R Jackman), 19:38.
    • 1st Period Penalties: Atl, Sutton, (Fighting) 2:13; Pit, VandenBussche, (Fighting) 2:13; Pit, VandenBussche, (Interference) 2:13; Pit, Tarnstrom, (Hooking) 3:52; Pit, Orpik, (Stick Holding) 8:49; Pit, Gonchar, (Hooking) 9:00; Atl, Slater, (Holding) 10:03; Atl, Kozlov, (Hooking) 12:50; Atl, de Vries, (Hooking) 13:26; Atl, Exelby, (Elbowing) 19:11.
    • Shots after one were 13-11 in favor of Pittsburgh.
    • 2nd Period Scoring: Pit, Gonchar (power play) (M Recchi, M Lemieux), 11:56. Pit, Gonchar (power play) (S Crosby, M Lemieux), 14:50. Pit, LeClair (power play) (R Malone, Z Palffy), 15:21. Pit, Jackman (Z Palffy, R Malone), 16:06.
    • 2nd Period Penalties: Atl, Stefan, (Interference) 3:59; Pit, Crosby, (Hooking) 4:56; Atl, Kovalchuk, (Diving) 9:56; Pit, Jackman, (Hooking) 9:56; Atl, Kozlov, (Hooking) 11:47; Atl, Bench, (Too many men) 13:47; Atl, Savard, (Holding) 14:50; Atl, Savard, (Roughing) 14:50; Pit, Recchi, (Roughing) 14:50; Pit, Jackman, (Cross-checking) 18:41.
    • Shots after two were 23-20 in favor of Pittsburgh.
    • 3rd Period Scoring: Pit, LeClair (power play) (S Gonchar, M Lemieux), 14:10. Atl, Kozlov (B Larsen, G de Vries), 15:43.
    • 3rd Period Penalties: Atl, Modry, (Hooking) 7:09; Pit, LeClair, (Hooking) 7:22; Atl, Kovalchuk, (Roughing) 9:24; Pit, Odelein, (Roughing) 9:24; Atl, Hossa, (Hooking) 13:18; Atl, Kovalchuk, (Hooking) 18:27; Atl, Kovalchuk, (Unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:27.
    • Three Stars of the Game:
      1. Mario Lemieux (Goals: 2, Assists: 3)
      2. Sergei Gonchar (Goals: 2, Assists: 1)
      3. John LeClair (Goals: 2, Assists: 0)
    • Goalies: Atl, Shields (30 shots, 23 saves, .767 Save %)
      Pit, Caron (35 shots, 30 saves, .857 Save %)
    • Attendance: 14,009 (16,940 capacity) at Mellon Arena.
    • Pittsburgh Scratches: Shane Endicott (IR - knee), Andre Roy (IR - eye), Steve Poapst, and Joe Melichar.
    • CBS Sportsline game stats: http://www.sportsline.com/nhl/gamecenter/live/NHL_20051027_ATL@PIT
    • Opponent's newspaper account: http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/thrashers/1005/28thrashers.html


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