NHL: Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 1

Oct. 22, 2011 at 10:03 PM

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz and Jordan Staal scored 1:10 apart in the third period Saturday, spurring the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 win over New Jersey.

The Devils' Patrick Elias had forged a 1-1 tie less than 2 minutes into the third with snap shot past Marc-Andre Fleury, but Kunitz quickly responded with the go-ahead tally 3:07 into the frame.

Staal, who also scored in the opening period, then doubled the Penguins' advantage on a backhander at 4:17.

James Neal notched his eighth goal of the year and Fleury turned aside 23-of-24 shots for Atlantic Division leading-Pittsburgh, which won its third straight contest.

Johan Hedberg made 25 saves for New Jersey, which lost for the first time in five games.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories