SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 2: Clay Wilson #3 of the Florida Panthers skates with the puck as he is pursued by Chris Conner #16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 2, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Penguins defeated the Panthers 4-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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The Penguins grabbed their 99th and 100th points of the season by beating the Florida Panthers Saturday, 4-2.
Pascal Dupuis scored very early in the second period for the Pens, however, and Pittsburgh didn't look back after that. Zbynek Michalek scored his fourth goal of the season in the third period, and the Pens tacked on an empty-netter by Craig Adams to seal the deal.
Brent Johnson recorded 28 saves for the Pens.
The Tampa Bay Lightning also won Saturday, beating Minnesota, so the Penguins remained three points ahead of the Lightning for the third seed, increasing the likelihood that the Pens will have home-field advantage in the very probable event that they face the Lightning in the first round of the NHL playoffs.