Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 3-2-0-1 2-1-0-1 1-1-0-0 L2
Pittsburgh 6-2-1-1 3-1-1-0 3-1-0-1 W3

Recap


Jordan Staal scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled away in the third period for a 4-1 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 23 shots as the Penguins sent the Devils to their second loss in as many nights.

Staal's second goal, the 100th of his career, came 70 seconds after Chris Kunitz scored on the power play early in the third period for Pittsburgh, which has beaten the Devils four straight times at home.

Red-hot James Neal potted his eighth goal of the season and seventh in seven games to give the Penguins a 4-1 cushion midway through the final period.

Johan Hedberg made 25 saves in his fifth consecutive start for New Jersey, which scored only three goals in losing all three games at Pittsburgh last season.

Patrik Elias scored a shorthanded goal at 1:47 of the third period to draw New Jersey even at 1-1, but Kunitz and Staal extended the lead to 3-1 within the next 2 1/2 minutes.

Penguins left wing Steve Sullivan, who started his career with the Devils, appeared in his 900th game Saturday. He played 49 games with New Jersey.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Pittsburgh
Patrik Elias 1 Points Jordan Staal 2
Patrik Elias 1 Goals Jordan Staal 2
Ilya Kovalchuk 1 Assists Richard Park 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jordan Staal 1
Patrik Elias 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Johan Hedberg .862 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .958
Johan Hedberg 25 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 24 1 0-2 4-6 12 22
Pittsburgh 29 4 2-6 2-2 4 28

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh . The Penguins have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles . The Devils have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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