Evgeni Malkin recorded the only goal of a shootout on Saturday afternoon, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
The Pens (7-1 overall) are 5-0 at home, their best such start since 1994. Vancouver fell to 5-4-1.
Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby recorded his seventh goal of the season, and added two assists to move into a tie for the NHL scoring lead. Chris Kunitz tallied his fourth goal for the Penguins, and rookie Ollie Maata scored his first.
Marc-Andre Fleury (7-0) recorded a season-high 36 saves in earning the win. Roberto Luongo (4-3-1) took the loss.
In a battle of 7-1 teams, the Penguins will host the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 PM on Monday night. Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 7:00 PM.