Pittsburgh 4, Vancouver 3

Saturday, October 19, 2013 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 5-3-0-1 2-2-0-0 3-1-0-1 L1
Pittsburgh 7-1-0-0 5-0-0-0 2-1-0-0 W4

Recap


Penguins 4, Canucks 3 (SO): Evgeni Malkin scored in the third round for the lone goal of the shootout and Marc-Andre Fleury denied all three attempts in addition to his 36 saves as host Pittsburgh won its fourth straight game.

After Brandon Sutter was unable to convert a penalty shot with 1:24 left in the third period, the teams skated through overtime before Malkin showed his creativity for the lone tally in the bonus format. Malkin dangled his stick before beating Roberto Luongo (25 saves) with a backhander, and Fleury denied Ryan Kesler to preserve the victory.

Captain Sidney Crosby collected a goal and two assists to extend his season-opening point streak to eight games. Chris Kunitz tallied for the third straight game and added two assists while defenseman Olli Maatta netted his first career goal as the Penguins improved to 5-0-0 at home.

Defenseman Alex Edler scored in his return from a three-game suspension and fourth-liner Brad Richardson tallied for the second straight contest. Zack Kassian also scored and blue-liner Kevin Bieksa notched a trio of assists for the Canucks, who fell to 2-0-1 on their seven-game road trip.

With the game tied at 1-1 and his team on the power play, Kunitz accepted Malkin's feed and fended off Edler's stick check before beating Luongo at 7:56 of the second period. Richardson scored on a 3-on-2 rush nearly five minutes later before Kassian's redirection in the third period was answered by Maatta, who buried a rebound 22 seconds afterward.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Crosby has registered seven goals and 10 assists to start the season while Malkin set up a tally to extend his point streak to six games as Pittsburgh won its 11th straight shootout at home. ... Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin saw his point streak extend to four games with an assist on Edler's tally. ... Speaking of Edler, the defenseman was playing in his first contest since delivering an illegal check on San Jose rookie Tomas Hertl. Edler opened the scoring with 6:11 remaining in the first period as his shot from just inside center ice caromed off the chest of Fleury before sailing up in the air and trickling across the goal line. 

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Pittsburgh
Kevin Bieksa 3 Points Sidney Crosby 3
Alexander Edler 1 Goals Sidney Crosby 1
Kevin Bieksa 3 Assists Sidney Crosby 2
N/A Power Play Goals Chris Kunitz 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .893 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .923
Roberto Luongo 25 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 36

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 39 3 0-1 3-4 13 24
Pittsburgh 28 4 1-4 1-1 7 31

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against Colorado. The Penguins have a W/L % of .857 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.