Right off the bat, the MegaPowers were making moves. Brodeur had to make a religious save on Kunitz, then the Pens drew a penalty.
Despres and Reese were at the points for the PP. Despres with a one-timer from the point. Went through everyone.
Eventually Malkin took a penalty. Pens kill it.
Engelland wrecks Clarkson, then Clarkson and Crosby collide. Engo wants to drop with Clarkson. Instead some jobber answers the bell.
Malkin and Neal made some moves and had Boychuk on the doorstep. No clue what happened. Gotta finish that.
Right after that, Vitale gave Fayne a ride. 2 minutes for boarding. Killed.
Pens had to kill another one right after that. So they did.
Devils started getting more chances at the end of the period and almost ruined the party.
Bortuzzo threw his body around all period.
Pens were on another kill early. MAF was really settled in. Killed.
Devils were getting the better of everything until Clarkson cross-checked Orpik in front of MAF.
Pens jumped on the PP. Kovalchuck basically owned that whole thing.
Vitale went to the box again for another boarding call. Yet another kill.
Malkin drew a penalty later. What a play. PP looked rough.
Devils hung in long enough to tie it. Matteau. Matteau. Matteau.
Orpik looked pissed.
Play turned around, and the Pens got another PP.
Tale of the third: Pens were going to get a powerplay and Malkin got suckered into taking up an even-up penalty.
Prevailing thought is you can't do that. But it isn't as easy as just walking away. Basically taking an even-up penalty is like whenever someone you hate at work sends you a bitchy email that ends in "please advise. " You can choose to not respond, or come back with an even worse e-mail. In this case, Malkin chose to hit the "reply all" button.
In between another Malkin penalty, Tanner Class took one. The levee broke.