Recap - Penguins Defeat Phoenix 6-1

Recap - Penguins Defeat Phoenix 6-1

Phoenix couldn't hang with the Penguins on Monday as Pittsburgh blasted the Coyotes 6-1 at Consol Energy Centre.

Pittsburgh was favored by -180 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Evgeni Malkin (2), Matt Cooke, Sidney Crosby, Chris Conner, and Kris Letang each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Letang opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 6:56 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Tyler Kennedy and Evgeni Malkin.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 26-save effort for the Penguins.

Wojtek Wolski scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Phoenix got a 17-stop effort from Jason LaBarbera in the loss.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 3-for-5, while the Coyotes were 0-for-8 with the man advantage.

Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 38-27.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act home to face Florida looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head on the road to face San Jose.