Chris Kunitz scored his seventh goal of the season on an assist by Pascal Dupuis to open up the scoring early in the first period, striking in just over a minute. Brian Campbell opened the scoring for the Panthers midway through the first period on assists from Kris Versteeg and Stephen Weiss, tying the game 1-1.
The second period saw the Panthers briefly take the lead 2-1 midway through the period on a power-play goal by Tomas Fleischmann, his eighth, and assists coming from Stephen Weiss and Dmitry Kulikov. But seven minutes later the Pens equalized on a goal by Jordan Staal, his tenth, with assists by Pascal Dupuis and Matt Niskanen, tying the game at 2-2.
Though most areas of this game are pretty equal, the Panthers are struggling with their giveaways. The Panthers do have a decided advantage in takeaways, however.
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