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KILGER'S PENALTY SHOT SINKS PENGUINS

Sunday, 03.19.2006 / 12:00 AM / Pittsburgh Penguins
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KILGER\'S PENALTY SHOT SINKS PENGUINS

Chad Kilger scored on a penalty shot in the third period to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 1-0 win over the Penguins at Mellon Arena.

Kilger was tripped up going to the net with 6:51 to play. He was awarded a penalty shot and beat Marc-Andre Fleury for the only goal of the game.

“It was a tough night,” Penguins coach Michel Therrien said. “I didn’t like we approached the game. I think we responded really well in the second and third. We matched their desperation. The game could have gone both ways. They played a good game and we played a good game.”

Pittsburgh’s Tomas Surovy appeared to score late in the first period as his deflection of a shot trickled into the goal, but it was ruled to have crossed the goal line after time had expired.

The second period saw a pair of game delays due to power surges.

The electricity at Mellon Arena shut off with 9:19 to play in the second period. It caused about a 20-minute delay before play resumed.

Play resumed again briefly before the power went out with 7:08 on the clock. This power outage caused another 20-minute delay before play resumed. This time, both teams went to their dressing rooms.

The teams came back out to the ice to finish the final 7:08 and remained on the ice to start the third period.

Fleury stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced.

“Marc-Andre was again great tonight, especially in the first when we didn’t have any momentum,” Therrien said. “He kept us in the game. We started to work in the second and third.”

ICE CHIPS: The Penguins’ scratch was Ryan Whitney, who missed the game with a sore neck. He is listed as day-to-day…The announced attendance was 15,174.

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