PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby contributed a hat trick and two assists to Pittsburgh's 8-3 thumping of the New York Rangers Saturday.
Crosby tallied the fourth hat trick of his career and Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist to the effort, in which the Penguins outshot the Rangers 33-25.
Rozsival's goal 33 seconds into the third period cut the Penguins' lead to 4-3, but Pittsburgh erupted for four more goals in the period. Crosby's second goal at 3:14 of the period proved to be the winner. Crosby scored again at 11:29 to complete the hat trick.
Pittsburgh had a man advantage for the final 6:14 of the game but failed to score.