Two More From Crosby Push Pittsburgh Penguins’ Winning Streak to 11

December 8th, 2010 by Matt Gajtka Leave a reply »
Through two periods, all was well for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Sidney Crosby was already on hat trick watch, helping his team to the cusp of their 11th consecutive victory as they led the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 after 40 minutes at CONSOL Energy Center Wednesday.

However, a double-digit winning streak isn’t built on the exploits of one player alone, as the first-place Penguins demonstrated yet again.

Mark Letestu contributed his first two-goal game in the NHL, and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury weathered a third-period onslaught to propel Pittsburgh to a 5-2 win. The 11-game winning streak is second in franchise history to the 17 straight claimed by the President’s Trophy-winning 1992-93 Penguins, which is also the NHL record.

Chris Kunitz added three primary assists for Pittsburgh, two of which set up goals 25 and 26 for linemate Crosby, pushing his lead in the scoring race to 10 over Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, who was idle Wednesday. Crosby now has 50 points in the season’s first 30 games for the first time in his six-year career.

Fleury stopped 23 of 25 shots in improving to 10-0-0 in his last 10 start ...

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