Sunday, February 12, 2012

Game Photos: Pens vs Jets 2012-02-11

The Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Winnepeg Jets Saturday afternoon at Consol Energy Center. We were there, with our camera, check out the photos after the jump, including some #PensToons versions.

Some of you may remember this iconic Craig Adams Gatorade photo from a playoff game against Montreal a few years back.

An updated version below:

We got our first up-close look at the new guy, Cal O'Reilly.

Later that evening we met Cal in the hotel lobby. He joined the "sock pic" club.

More warm-up pics:

Iceburgh strutting his stuff.



Winnepeg got on the board early for a 2-0 lead. An upset was brewing.

Dustin Jeffrey and James Neal responded to get the game even at 2-2 before the end of the 1st.

During the Kiss Cam segment, the couple next to us showed up on the jumbotron. Dude gets down on one knee and pulls out the ring.

Good stuff. Back to hockey.

2nd period, Kunitz was everywhere.

The hard work paid off as Kunitz made it 3-2.

Letang scored one and Winnepeg answered back. Then Geno abused Pavelec to make it 5-3 heading into the 2nd intermission.

Dustin Byfuglien had scored to cut the lead to one. 19 seconds later Richard Park had the Pens back up by 2.

Again goals were traded before Letang drove the final nail in the coffin with a late period tally on the power play.

Game over. It wasn't always pretty, but time to celebrate the win.

3rd Star of the Game:  #14 Chris Kunitz

2nd Star of the Game:  #58 Kris Letang

1st Star of the Game: #71 Evgeni Malkin

Fun game. Time to move on. More photos coming after the Sunday night game against Tampa.

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