Atlanta Falls 3-2 to Penguins - Recap

Atlanta Falls 3-2 to Penguins - Recap

Sidney Crosby sniped 3 goals in leading Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday at Consol Energy Centre.

Pittsburgh was favored by -163 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Sidney Crosby (3) scored for the Penguins in the victory. Crosby opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 7:32 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Chris Kunitz and Deryk Engelland.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20 of 22 Atlanta shots in the victory.

Nik Antropov and Bryan Little scored for the Thrashers, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Thrashers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 0-for-2, while the Thrashers were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Atlanta lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 28-22.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Blue Jackets. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Washington.