Penguins Score 11 Goals In Pair Of Weekend Wins

February 4, 2013
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The Pittsburgh Penguins scored a total of 11 goals in two wins over the weekend, a 5-1 rout of New Jersey in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon, and a 6-3 victory in Washington on Sunday afternoon.

In Sunday’s victory, Chris Kunitz became the first Penguins player since Jaromir Jagr in 2000 to score four goals in one game, and the first to turn the trick on the road since Mario Lemieux in 1997.  Two reversals of decisions by the official scorer have resulted in Kunitz being awarded the game’s first score.  He also found the net once in the second period and two times in the third frame.  Kris Letang and Matt Cooke added Pittsburgh goals, and Sidney Crosby recorded three assists.

On Saturday, Kunitz, Crosby, Letang and newcomers Brandon Sutter and Robert Bortuzzo all scored goals against the Devils.

Marc-Andre Fleury (3-2) earned the win in goal on Saturday, and Tomas Vokoun (3-1) tallied the Sunday victory.

Pittsburgh (6-3) will hit the road to face the New York Islanders (4-3-1) on Tuesday night.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 6:30 PM.

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