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NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Pittsburgh



(Tuesday, October 15th)

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Evgeni Malkin potted the game-winner on the power play 7:20 into the third period, as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2, on Tuesday at CONSOL Energy Center.

Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz each registered a goal and an assist, while Sidney Crosby collected a trio of helpers for the Penguins, who are off to their best home start (4-0) since opening the 1994-95 season 7-0 at Civic Arena.

"Our guys capitalized on some chances and found ways to put it in the back of the net," Crosby said. "We generated some good chances tonight and it was nice to get it going."

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20-of-22 shots in the triumph.

Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky each scored once for the Oilers, who received 25 saves from Jason LaBarbera in their fourth consecutive setback.

"It's about wins and losses and we've got to find ways to win games," LaBarbera said. "That's the bottom line. Everyone of us can step it up a bit more and just find a way to get a win and get a good feeling in here."

With the game tied 2-2 after 40 minutes, Edmonton's Andrew Ference caught Crosby up high with his stick and was sent off for high sticking at 6:52 of the final period.

On the ensuing man advantage, Paul Martin fanned on a one-timer from the right point, but the disc trickled into the low right circle, where Malkin recovered it before rifling a shot high over LaBarbera to make it 3-2 with 12:40 remaining in the contest.

The Oilers failed to manage much from there despite a power play at the 8:32 mark, as Fleury fought off the only three shots he faced in the frame to keep the Penguins in front.

LaBarbera was pulled with more than two minutes to go, but the visitors had nothing in the tank.

Pittsburgh opened the scoring just over three minutes into the game. Crosby won an offensive zone faceoff in the right circle before getting the disc back behind the Edmonton net. He quickly dished to a cutting Dupuis, who ripped a shot through the five-hole of LaBarbera to make it 1-0 just 3:08 into the contest.

After being outshot 15-4 in the first, Edmonton opened the second on a 5-on-3 power play, but the Oilers were unable to cash in until just after the two-man advantage expired.

With Martin's hooking minor coming to an end, Jeff Petry flipped a shot on net from the right point that Fleury turned away.

David Perron's putback attempt from the low right side hit the post, but Hemsky was there to pound in the rebound, tying the game just 1:39 into the second stanza.

Pittsburgh answered just prior to the midway point of the frame, as Dupuis flipped a shot on net from above the right circle that snuck past LaBarbera and trickled toward the goal line.

Before the Edmonton netminder could recover, Kunitz skated in and poked the disc into the back of the net to make it 2-1 at 9:40.

Edmonton found the equalizer with 4:01 left in the second, as a 3-on-2 rush produced a scrum in front. Fleury made a sprawling save on Taylor Hall on the doorstep, but Eberle recovered the rebound and wheeled into the slot before flipping a backhand past a pile of bodies in front to tie the game at 2-2.

Game Notes

Crosby has registered at least one point in each of Pittsburgh's first six games this season, matching his best start to a campaign (rookie season of 2005-06) ... Pittsburgh has won 19 of its past 21 games at home dating back to last season ... Edmonton finished 0-for-3 on the power play.

10/16 00:01:22 ET

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Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
Final
CLE 2
TOR 3
Final
DET 6
ANA 11
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
Final
BOS 4
BAL 8
8th
TAM 11
NYY 5
 
Final
MIA 8
SEA 4
Final
TEX 12
CWS 0
 
Final
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
7th
COL 9
PHI 1
 
2nd
OAK 7
HOU 0
 
3rd
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
3rd
SDP 1
SFG 0
 
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
1st
ANA 1
DAL 1
 
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3