Penguins remain unbeaten at home
The Associated Press
Oct. 19, 2013
The Pittsburgh Penguins remained unbeaten at home after beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout in the NHL on Saturday.
Evgeni Malkin scored in the third round of the shootout, and Marc-Andre Fleury made the deciding stop on Ryan Kesler.
Malkin skated down the right-wing boards and moved across the ice, curling backhand to forehand to stuff the puck past Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo.
Sidney Crosby moved into a tie atop the NHL leaderboard with his seventh goal of the season, and had two assists. Chris Kunitz netted his fourth goal and added two assists, and rookie defenseman Olli Maatta scored his first NHL goal for the Penguins, who won for the 20th time in 22 games at Consol Energy Center.
Fleury stopped 36 shots for his seventh win of the season, denying Kesler, Alexander Edler, and Mike Santorelli in the shootout.
The Edmonton Oilers beat the Senators 3-1 in Ottawa and ended a five-game losing streak.
Ryan-Nugent Hopkins scored two goals, including one into an empty net, Jordan Eberle added a goal, and Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves for the Oilers.
Chris Neil had the only goal for the Senators, and Robin Lehner made 18 saves in his second start of the season.