NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Chris Conner scored on a first-period penalty shot Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Penguins went on to defeat Detroit 4-1.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2

BOSTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jordan Staal notched the go-ahead goal in the third period Saturday and the Pittsburgh Penguins hung on for a 3-2 victory over Boston.

NHL: Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 1

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz had a hat trick and Evgeni Malkin scored 7 seconds into a five-goal first period Wednesday, igniting Pittsburgh to an 8-1 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Atlanta 3

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby netted a pair of goals Tuesday, stretching his points streak to 25 games in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-3 rout of Atlanta.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Mark Letestu scored the go-ahead goal and Sidney Crosby added two more Saturday in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-1 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 4

OTTAWA, April 20 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby scored two goals Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Penguins blitzed Ottawa 7-4 to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

NHL: Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3 (SO)

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Mike Knuble's fourth-round shootout goal was the game-winner Wednesday, boosting the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Islanders 1

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz scored Pittsburgh's first and last goals Wednesday, helping the Penguins end a two-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Buffalo came from behind Tuesday with four straight goals, two of them by Drew Stafford, and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2.

NHL: Pittsburgh 8, Ottawa 2

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick Wednesday and both Bill Guerin and Chris Kunitz had four points in Pittsburgh's 8-2 rout of Ottawa.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings 5, Pittsburgh 2

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Anze Kopitar scored twice Thursday for the Los Angeles Kings in a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh -- the Penguins' first loss on the road this season.

NHL: Pttsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Tyler Kennedy scored the game-winner Thursday, leading Pittsburgh to a 5-4 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Boston 4

PITTSBURGH, March 15 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz posted a hat trick and the Penguins scored four times in the third period Sunday to down the Boston Bruins 6-4.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 1

TAMPA, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz scored twice Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Penguins skated to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: Anaheim 5, Columbus 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Corey Perry scored his 21st goal Saturday and was one of three players with two assists when the Anaheim Ducks recorded a 5-2 win over Columbus.
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Chris Kunitz
Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj (R) of Slovakia makes a save against Anaheim Ducks left wing Chris Kunitz (L) in the first period at the Pepsi Center in Denver February 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Christopher Kunitz (born September 26, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Atlanta Thrashers and Anaheim Ducks, the latter with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 2007. He won his second Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009.

Kunitz played Junior A in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) with the Melville Millionaires for two seasons before joining the NCAA college ranks with the Ferris State Bulldogs in 1999–00. After a 79-point campaign in his senior year, he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2003 (given to Peter Sejna), the same year Ferris State made it to the Division I Regional Finals, just missing out on the Frozen Four. He was part of the only Ferris State team to have ever make a NCAA Tournament appearance.

Kunitz was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on April 1, 2003. He split his professional rookie season between Anaheim and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. After spending the 2004–05 NHL lockout with Cincinnati, he was picked up on waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2005–06. Two weeks later, however, he was re-claimed off waivers by the Ducks and went on to play 67 games with them, scoring 19 goals and adding 22 assists for 41 points, surpassing Paul Kariya's club record 39-point rookie season in 1994–95 (Kunitz still qualified as a first-year player because he did not play the maximum required games with Anaheim in 2003–04 to register as his NHL rookie season; the record was broken the following season by Dustin Penner's 45 points).

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