Pens prove who is the better Pennsylvania hockey team

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby during a game against the New York Islanders, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.

Nick Carbone, Staff Writer

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2. The game was played in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Two goals by Kapanen led this hockey team to victory.

There were no goals in the first period of the game.

The Pens came out very strong in the second period to take a 3-1 lead going into the third.

Pittsburgh then scored two more goals in the third to win the game 5-2.

This was a great win overall by the Penguins. The Pens now stand in fifth place in the East Division, right behind the Flyers whom they play two more times this week.

The five goals were scored by Kasperi Kapanen, Bryan Rust, Cody Ceci, and Mike Matheson. Bryan Rust also recorded an assist with his goal.

Tristan Jarry had an outstanding game by saving 40/42 shots faced. He was getting peppered in the net but got the job done.

Philadelphia’s goals were both scored by Joel Farabee. Farabee had a great game, but his team didn’t help him out.

The Pens play the Flyers again on Thursday night and then on Saturday in the afternoon. These are key games that the Penguins need to win to move upward in the rankings.

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