Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 3, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 38-21-2-3 20-8-2-0 18-13-0-3 W5
Colorado 33-29-3-1 18-15-0-1 15-14-3-0 L2

Recap


PENGUINS 5, AVALANCHE 1: Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves and Hart Trophy candidate Evgeni Malkin scored his 38th goal of the season as visiting Pittsburgh won its fifth straight game.

Arron Asham and Deryk Engelland scored 1:22 apart in the first period and Richard Park tallied on a breakaway for the Penguins, who led 4-0 en route to their fourth win in a row over the Avalanche.

Matt Hunwick scored for the Avalanche, who remain three points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Malkin made it 3-0 at 5:30 of the second period when he buried a rebound after James Neal’s shot hit the post.

Park stepped out of the penalty box, picked up a loose puck in stride and beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere between the pads at 9:03 of the second.

Asham started the scoring when he cruised into the left faceoff circle and beat Giguere with a wrist shot at 7:55 before Engelland jumped into the play and worked a nifty give-and-go with Jordan Staal and re-directed the pass into the net.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Steve Sullivan added an empty-net goal. ... Fleury is second in the NHL with 34 wins, two behind Nashville’s Pekka Rinne. … Pittsburgh is 11-0-3 in its last 14 road games against Western Conference teams. ... Malkin has a seven-game point streak (six goals, five assists) and is tied with Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos in the Art Ross Trophy race with 80 points. ... Pittsburgh is fourth in the East, four points clear of Philadelphia and New Jersey for home ice in the first round of the playoffs. ... Both goaltenders received minor penalties in separate incidents.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Colorado
Steve Sullivan 2 Points Matt Hunwick 1
Steve Sullivan 1 Goals Matt Hunwick 1
Paul Martin 2 Assists Gabriel Landeskog 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .972 Save Percentage Jean-Sebastien Giguere .852
Marc-Andre Fleury 35 Saves Jean-Sebastien Giguere 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 28 5 0-3 4-4 17 19
Colorado 36 1 0-4 3-3 15 34

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Colorado . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Phoenix . The Penguins have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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