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April 24, 2009

PeNS: Flyers Force Game 6 Saturday at 3 PM on NBC

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Flyers Force Game 6 with 3-0 Victory Thursday Night
Pens Return to Philadelphia for Game 6 Saturday at 3 PM on NBC

The Philadelphia Flyers were determined not to be embarrassed, upstaged and outworked in a Game 5 in Pittsburgh, not this season. Their desperation paid off with a comeback victory in a series that looked to be lost.

Arron Asham and Claude Giroux, role players on a team filled with goal scorers, got the first two goals and the Flyers avoided elimination by beating the Penguins 3-0 Thursday night to force Game 6 in the Eastern Conference first-round series.

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Sat, 4/25 @ Philadelphia 3:00 pm NBC
*Mon, 4/27 Philadelphia TBD FSN Pittsburgh Round 1, Home Game 4


*If necessary

No Outdoor Screen for Game 6 Saturday

The Penguins will not show Saturday’s Game 6 of the Penguins-Flyers playoff series on the outdoor screen in front of Mellon Arena because of a decision by NBC Sports.

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by NBC at 3:00 pm.  As a policy, NBC Sports does not allow teams to show their broadcasts on arena screens.

Also, because NBC is the exclusive national TV rightsholder for NHL hockey in the U.S., the Penguins are not able to show another broadcast.

Video Review Takes Away Goal for Penguins
Adam Kimelman – NHL.com Staff Writer

The third time wasn’t the charm for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

After getting the benefit of a pair of replay reviews on disputed goals earlier in the series, the Penguins had a goal wiped off the board in the first period of Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal with the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Trailing 1-0 in the second period, the Penguins appeared to tie the game at 8:32 of the period.  Evgeni Malkin fought off Flyers defenseman Matt Carle to get to the rebound of a Sergei Gonchar rocket from the point.  The puck ended up in the back of the net – but how it got there was up for debate.

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Statement from FSN Pittsburgh

Thursday’s Penguins playoff game on FSN Pittsburgh went off the air at 8:06 pm due to a lightning strike at the network’s technical operations facility in Atlanta, GA.  The strike disabled the facility’s uplink capability and service was interrupted for approximately 30 minutes until a backup facility could resume transmission of the network’s feed.

We understand and apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the Penguins organization, the fans and all of our viewers.  We at FSN Pittsburgh do not take these matters lightly and will continue to make it a priority to provide a quality viewing experience for our teams and their fans.

Excitement in Pittsburgh as New Arena Rises
Adam Kimelman – NHL.com Staff Writer

Another sellout crowd stuffed Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh for Game 5 of the Penguins’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Philadelphia Flyers, the 110th consecutive regular-season and playoff sellout.

Built in 1961 for the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Mellon is the oldest arena in the League still in use, and spending time in the building, it looks every day of its 48 years.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman talked earlier in the series of the hockey renaissance in Pittsburgh, and one of the biggest pieces of that re-emergence can be seen on the other side of Centre Avenue.

That’s where the steel structure of the brand new Consol Energy Center is almost completely in place, and every day a new benchmark is reached in the construction process.

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Follow the Pens on Facebook and Twitter

Get the inside scoop and connect with other Penguins fans around the world by becoming a fan of the “Official Pittsburgh Penguins” Facebook page and following the “pghpenguins” on Twitter – the fastest growing micro-blogging website!

You’ll have access to behind the scenes pics, roster updates, contests and more!

Support Our ‘Celebrity’ Beard Growers
Fans Have Pledged Over $36,000 to Support Lemieux Foundation

No one said the playoffs were going to be pretty!

Click here to drop the razor and pick up the cause with the Penguins Beard-a-thon or click a name below to support our ‘celebrity’ beard growers!

All proceeds benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

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Cooke Sees Opportunity in Roster Changes

The glow of reaching the Stanley Cup Final didn’t last long for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who saw a number of key players depart by the time training camp started in September.

The Penguins lost a lot of high-end offensive skill in Marian Hossa and Ryan Malone, but they also lost most of the sandpaper from their lineup when Georges Laraque, Gary Roberts, Adam Hall and Jarkko Ruutu all signed elsewhere.

While those players saw better chances elsewhere, veteran left wing Matt Cooke only saw opportunity.

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Play Extra Attacker This Post-Season to Win Great Prizes

Round 1 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway – and Extra Attacker will be with you every stride of the way.  Bring an edge to your Extra Attacker game, because this series is sure to be epic!

The post-season edition of Extra Attacker will be played round-by-round, with a prize awarded to the overall winner in each round.

The Round 1 winner will receive “A Great Day for Hockey” street banner, an autographed 8×10 photograph of Petr Sykora and a replica stick signed by the 2008-09 Art Ross Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin!

Click here to sign up or log in today, set your roster for one of the most anticipated series of the post-season!

Pens Top the Flyers in Game 4, 3-1

Philadelphia did not want to head back to Pittsburgh down 3-1 in the series.  The Flyers came out in full force in the entire game, outshooting (46-26), outhitting (24-12) and out-chancing the Penguins.  But if the best player on the ice is your goaltender, then he can make up for any deficiency.

Marc-Andre Fleury put forth a brilliant and memorable performance between the pipes for Pittsburgh, stopping 45 shots and willing the Penguins to a 3-1 victory.  He made a dozen highlight reel saves and put in his second finest post-season performance (hard to top the triple-overtime win in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final last season).

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Fleury Steals One for Pens Tuesday Night

Winning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is a team effort.  You never want to rely too heavily on any individual this time of year, because one person simply can’t carry a team for long stretches.

At the same time, there comes a point in every championship run where a hockey team’s goaltender needs to steal a game.

For the Pittsburgh Penguins, that was Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Fleury was dominant, stopping 45 shots – including all 16 on the Flyers’ nine power plays – as the Penguins earned a 3-1 victory in a game where they were out-shot, out-chanced and allowed the Flyers more power-play opportunities.

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Pens, SEA Aim to Make Consol Energy Center LEED Gold Certified

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Sports & Exhibition Authority are working to achieve LEED Gold Certification at the new Consol Energy Center.  It would be the first NHL arena to be LEED Gold.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nationally-accepted standard for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.

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Visit The Portal at NHL.com Today

You’ve chosen quadruple-OT over sleep.  You believe in the power of the hot goalie.  You need a 17-minute break between periods as much as the players.

It’s the time of year when you just can’t get enough.  So the National Hockey League created the Portal at NHL.com.

The Portal is everything an obsessed fan could obsess over – complete all-access to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a national pregame show, on-location blog network and other exclusive content.

So experience the Portal at NHL.com.  Because there’s only one thing you can do with obsession.  Feed it.

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