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Pens comeback falls short in 3-2 loss to Anaheim

Sidney Crosby scored twice and the Pens snapped their power play slump but it was not enough as they could not overcome a three-goal second period by the Anaheim Ducks.

Ducks 3 – Penguins 2

Bobby Ryan, Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu scored during goals in a seven-minute span in the second period to break open a scoreless game as the Anaheim Ducks overcame two goals by Sidney Crosby to beat the Penguins 3-2 on Friday night.

GAME FLOW

The Ducks broke open a solid defensive game with a seven-minute spurt in the second period, scoring three times on Pens goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. While Pittsburgh seemed to control p[lay for the final 25-30 minutes, it wasn’t enough to prevent the team from falling under .500 for the first time this season.

SCORING SHEET

Goals: Sidney Crosby scored both Pittsburgh goals, while Bobby Ryan, Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu scored for Anaheim.

Assists: Kris Letang assisted twice, while Pascal Dupuis and Alex Goligoski each had one assist for the Pens. The Ducks got two assists from Lubomir Visnovsky and one each from Ryan Carter, Bobby Ryan, Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry.

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Pens finally got a power play when Crosby scored from Letang anf Goligoski late in the second period. They were 1-of-4 on the evening. The Penguins killed off both Anaheim ppwer plays.

BETWEEN THE PIPES

Marc-Andre Fleury made 16 saves on 19 shots. He’s allowed three or more goals in every game he’s played hits season. The Ducks Jonas Hiller stopped 30 of 32 shots.

NEXT UP

The Pens wrap-up their west coast swing Saturday night in San Jose.

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