Penguins 3, Canucks 0
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Jean-Sebastien Aubin stopped 37 shots Monday night to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Aubin had a spectacular game on the day he became Pittsburgh’s No. 1 goalie. Tom Barrasso was granted a leave of absence to return home to Massachusetts to spend time with his father, gravely ill with brain cancer.
The shutout was Aubin’s second this season and fourth of his career.
The Penguins are 14-1-1 in their last 16 games with the Canucks and are 10-0-1 against them at home. Vancouver hasn’t won at Pittsburgh since Jan. 7, 1989.
Jaromir Jagr scored his 37th goal and Robert Lang got his 19th as the Penguins stopped a two-game winless streak (0-1-1) that followed a four-game winning streak.
Jagr, who had just one goal in seven games, scored on a breakaway against Felix Potvin at 14:37 of the second period.
Lang got his own rebound on a power play and put a shot over Potvin’s shoulder at 13:51 of the first. Lang also set up Aleksey Morozov’s goal at 15:56 of the third.
The Penguins successfully killed a two-man disadvantage for 1:14 in the second period. Aubin stopped three shots during the power play.
Penguins general manager Craig Patrick said he no idea when Barrasso will return to the team.
The Canucks lost left wing Peter Schaefer to a knee injury in the first period.
Vancouver had won two straight, the Canucks’ first consecutive wins since Oct. 30-Nov. 5.