“I think that’s the definition of getting thrown into the fire. From having to get the call last night, to wearing Flower’s pads tonight, it’s a lot to ask of a young kid. But he played fantastic, stood in there and was confident.”
– Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma on 19-year-old Pens goalie Alexander Pechurski, who was put in net during the second period of Saturday night’s 6-2 loss one night after playing for the Western League’s Tri-City Americans and using equipment borrowed from Marc-Andre Fleury. Pechurski stopped 12 of 13 shots.