Pittsburgh added to a 1-0 first intermission lead with a goal by James Neal after Duncan Keith and Jeremy Morin got tangled up in the offensive zone creating a 2-on-1 for the Penguins. Morin was promptly dropped from the first line where Viktor Stalberg has taken over.
Later during 4-on-4 play, Tyler Kennedy scored off the rush when Matt Lovejoy went around the Hawks net, finding Kennedy wide open in front. Evgeni Malkin had an assist on the play and has three helpers in the game.
The night has been marred by multiple infractions by both sides with several questionable high hits, including one on Marcus Kruger that changed the momentum of the game back in the first period. The teams have combined for over 13 minutes of power play time with Pittsburgh having the major edge with nearly 10 minutes of man advantage time to the Hawks' three.