NHL: Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 2 (SO)

Jan. 25, 2012 at 12:03 AM

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz deposited a backhander past Brian Elliott in the fourth round of a shootout Tuesday, boosting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over St. Louis.

James Neal, who scored in regulation, missed a potential game-winner in the top of the third round and Marc-Andre Fleury extended the contest with a poke-check on Alex Pietrangelo.

Kunitz then scored the game-winner when he hesitated, faked Elliott to the ice and launched the puck into an empty net, securing the Penguins' seventh straight win entering the All-Star Game break.

Steve Sullivan also scored and Fleury made 32 saves while turning aside three more in the shootout.

Patrik Berglund scored twice and Elliott turned aside 37-of-39 shots for St. Louis.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks hold off Detroit Lions for controversial win
Oakland Athletics promote Billy Beane, name David Forst GM
Apology saves Rory McIlroy $20K
Falcons hope to get injured RB Coleman back this week