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Pens Beat Anaheim, Move Back Into 1st Place; Gibbons Scores On First NHL Shot

November 19, 2013

Newly-promoted Brian Gibbons tallied two points, including a goal on his first National Hockey League shot, and led the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 home win Monday night over the leaders of the NHL Pacific Division, the Anaheim Ducks.

Gibbons also assisted on a goal by Brandon Sutter, and Sidney Crosby scored his 10th goal of the season.  Marc-Andre Fleury (12-6) stopped 26 of 27 shots for the win.

Ryan Getzlaf provided the only goal for Anaheim (15-6-5).  Viktor Fasth (2-2-1) took the loss.  All of the scoring was accomplished in the final period.

Gibbons was an undrafted free agent signed by the Penguin’s organization in 2011.  He had been a member of two NCAA championship teams at Boston College.

Pittsburgh (13-8) had lost four of their previous five games, but Monday’s win propelled them back ahead of Washington (12-8-1) into first place in the Metropolitan Division.  The Pens and Caps will meet Wednesday in Washington.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 7:30 PM.

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