Apps | Mobile | Alerts
Pit 0 2 1 3
Pho 1 0 0 1
Date of game: 3/21/2015

Recap: Arizona vs. Pittsburgh

Glendale, AZ ( - Daniel Winnik scored the game-winning goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins halted a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.

Brandon Sutter provided an interesting tally, Sidney Crosby supplied a goal and an assist and Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves for the Penguins, who are only two points behind the New York Islanders for third in the Metropolitan Division.

Tobias Rieder's short-handed marker accounted for the Coyotes' lone strike and Mike Smith stopped 34 shots in the team's seventh straight loss.

"I think we played a solid game," said Rieder. "We made a couple of mistakes and that's what decided the game."

Pittsburgh, which was still missing injured forwards Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist, tied the game with an unorthodox power-play goal. Smith went behind his net to handle a loose puck, but his clear attempt bounced of Sutter and into the net 8:45 into the second period.

"I've never had one of those," said Sutter on his goal. "It was kind of a weird play."

Winnik put the Penguins in front with a tip-in of Kris Letang's shot off a faceoff with 7:39 left in the middle stanza.

Fleury made several saves in the waning minutes and Crosby scored on the empty net to seal the win.

Rieder started the scoring with a short-handed goal just 1:34 into the game. stripped Crosby of the puck in the neutral zone, skated up the right side and sent a cross-ice pass to Rieder, who beat Fleury blocker side.

Game Notes

Arizona was without forward Martin Erat, who sustained an upper-body injury in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Colorado ... The Penguins reached 40 wins for the eighth straight season, excluding the 2012-13 lockout-shortened campaign ... Pittsburgh forward Steve Downie played in his 400th NHL game ... The two teams will meet again in Pittsburgh on March 28.

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.

Copyright 2015 Mississippi TV License Company, LLC | Terms Of Use | Privacy | EEO Report | FCC Public Inspection File