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First-period report: Pens feed off energy, but Wings stay patient

Updated: June 2, 2009, 9:30 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

PITTSBURGH -- What better way to get the crowd going, with the Penguins needing a boost, than having the greatest player in team history drop the puck in a ceremonial faceoff.

Mario Lemieux had people on their feet. All hands on deck. Even the part-owner is trying to do his part!

I thought the Pens fed off that crowd energy early on and pounded the Wings on the forecheck; Maxime Talbot's one-timer goal was a product of that. At that point, the shots on goal were 4-1 Pittsburgh ...

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