Pittsburgh 5, Dallas 1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 32-25-6-5 18-10-3-4 14-15-3-1 L3
Pittsburgh 45-19-2-2 25-5-0-2 20-14-2-0 W1

Recap


Penguins 5, Stars 1: Captain Sidney Crosby padded his NHL scoring lead with two goals and an assist as host Pittsburgh cruised past Dallas.

Crosby increased his point total to 90 while Lee Stempniak added a goal and two assists and Chris Kunitz scored and set up a tally. Brandon Sutter had the other goal while Jeff Zatkoff stopped 32 shots for the Penguins, who halted a two-game losing streak.

Tyler Seguin had the lone goal for the Stars, who have been outscored 16-6 during a three-game skid. Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves in his return after missing the previous three games with a head injury.

Crosby opened the scoring 4:17 into the game, forcing a turnover deep in the Dallas zone before waiting out Lehtonen and lofting a backhand into a partially open net. After Seguin's redirection of defenseman Trevor Daley's shot drew the Stars even at 12:30, Kunitz restored the Penguins' lead at 15:25 with a sharp-angle shot past Lehtonen, who had stopped Stempniak's initial shot from the slot.

Stempniak made it a 3-1 game 13:21 into the second, completing a three-way passing play with Crosby and Kunitz with a tap-in from the doorstep. Crosby put the game away just under two minutes into the third - knocking home a rebound from point-blank range - and Sutter completed the scoring with a short-handed goal at 12:47.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Crosby has six goals in six career games versus Dallas. ... Both teams finished 0-for-3 with the man advantage ... Pittsburgh had a 26-15 advantage in hits and a 31-24 edge in faceoffs.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Pittsburgh
Tyler Seguin 1 Points Sidney Crosby 3
Tyler Seguin 1 Goals Sidney Crosby 2
Trevor Daley 1 Assists Lee Stempniak 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Brandon Sutter 1
Kari Lehtonen .844 Save Percentage Jeff Zatkoff .970
Kari Lehtonen 27 Saves Jeff Zatkoff 32

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 33 1 0-3 3-3 20 24
Pittsburgh 32 5 0-3 3-3 10 31

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Penguins have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .652 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play its next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Stars have a W/L % of .394 after a win and .543 after a loss.