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NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New Jersey 2

March 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, March 25 (UPI) -- Pascal Dupuis scored the eventual game-winner and added an assist for Pittsburgh Sunday and the Penguins reached 100 points with a 5-2 win over New Jersey.

Dupuis' tally late in the second period handed Pittsburgh a 3-1 advantage and the Penguins went on to record the victory, giving them their third straight 100-point season.

Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal and Chris Kunitz also contributed a goal and an assist each for Pittsburgh, which pulled to within a single point of the New York Rangers atop the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining.

Marc-Andre Fleury earned his career-best 41st victory with 32 saves.

New Jersey, seeded sixth in the East, lost despite goals from Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk.

Martin Brodeur made 23 saves for the Devils.

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