Penguins Down Vancouver 5-4 - Match Report
Pittsburgh needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Vancouver on Tuesday in NHL action at Rogers Arena.
Pittsburgh won as a -121 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
The win was clinched by Sidney Crosby, who beat Eddie Lack in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Pittsburgh. Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, and Brian Gibbons each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Gibbons opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 13:15 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 of 26 Vancouver shots in the victory.
Chris Higgins, Jason Garrison, Zack Kassian, and Christopher Tanev scored for the Canucks, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.
Eddie Lack stopped 31 of 35 shots for the Canucks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Pittsburgh scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Vancouver went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh outshot Vancouver 35-26 in the game.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Edmonton looking for another win. For Vancouver, they head home to face St. Louis.