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NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Washington 2

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A second-period onslaught Thursday that featured a goal and two assists each from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lifted Pittsburgh past Washington 5-2.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, New York Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- James Neal put Pittsburgh ahead with a power-play goal 3 minutes into the game Tuesday and the Penguins went on to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: New York Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37-of-38 shots Tuesday and the New York Islanders broke a long losing streak in Pittsburgh with a 4-1 spanking of the Penguins.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, New York Rangers 3

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's James Neal logged a pair of goals Sunday and the Penguins won a second straight to start the season, 6-3 over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, April 11 (UPI) -- Jakub Voracek ended a big comeback Wednesday by scoring 2:23 into overtime and lifting Philadelphia to a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh in the NHL's playoff opener.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 2

PITTSBURGH, April 7 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin scored his 50th goal of the season Saturday to finish off Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over Philadelphia, a prelude to their first-round playoff series.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New Jersey 2

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.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Nashville 1

PITTSBURGH, March 22 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin scored Pittsburgh's first and last goals Thursday and the Penguins clinched a playoff berth by rolling over Nashville 5-1.

NHL: Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 4

PITTSBURGH, March 20 (UPI) -- James Neal registered a hat trick and Evgeni Malkin added two goals and three assists for Pittsburgh Tuesday, powering the Penguins' 8-4 rout of Winnipeg.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New Jersey 2

NEWARK, N.J., March 17 (UPI) -- Matt Cooke scored twice Saturday and the Pittsburgh Penguins stretched their NHL-best winning streak to 11 games with a 5-2 spanking of New Jersey.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New York Rangers 2

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby had an assist in his return to the ice Thursday, helping Pittsburgh claim its 10th straight win with a 5-2 decision over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Boston 2

PITTSBURGH, March 11 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three goals in the first period and skated away with a 5-2 win over the visiting Boston Bruins Sunday.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 2

PITTSBURGH, March 7 (UPI) -- The second goal of the game for Pascal Dupuis completed a Pittsburgh comeback Wednesday and gave the Penguins a 3-2 win over Toronto.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Dallas 3 (SO)

DALLAS, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Pascal Dupuis scored in the fourth round of the shootout Wednesday to give Pittsburgh a 4-3 victory over Dallas.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Brad Thiessen earned a victory with 22 saves in his first career NHL start Sunday, backstopping the Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-2 win over Columbus.

NHL: Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 1

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin notched a hat trick and Jordan Staal added a pair of goals Saturday in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 8-1 rout of Tampa Bay.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Matt Cooke amassed a three-point game with a pair of goals and a key assist Saturday in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-4 victory over slumping Philadelphia.

NHL: Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2 (SO)

MONTREAL, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Tomas Plekanec's wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury in the eighth round of a shootout Tuesday lifted the Montreal Canadiens past Pittsburgh 3-2.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Carolina 2

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- James Neal's goal in the second period ignited a string of four straight Pittsburgh tallies that carried the Penguins to a 4-2 victory over Carolina Tuesday.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Winnipeg 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- James Neal scored the tiebreaking goal 22 seconds into the third period Friday and the Pittsburgh Penguins went on to down Winnipeg 4-1.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, New York Islanders 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- James Neal scored twice and Pascal Dupuis netted the decisive goal Saturday in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-3 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Arron Asham and Pascal Dupuis scored third-period goals Saturday, carrying the NHL-best Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over Carolina.

NHL: New York Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 3

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Marion Gaborik capped a string of four straight second-period goals for New York Tuesday, boosting the Rangers to a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Montreal 3 (OT)

MONTREAL, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Kris Letang scored a disputed goal 2:09 into overtime Saturday, handing the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over Montreal.
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