PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge with a 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Crosby beat John Gibson between the legs to give the Penguins a three-goal cushion in the second period and ripped one by Gibson’s glove early in the third to help Pittsburgh emphatically end Anaheim’s six-game winning streak.
Chris Kunitz, Conor Sheary, Carl Hagelin and Olli Maatta also scored for the Penguins, who have won six of seven. Crosby, mired in a massive slump early in the year, now has 53 points in 51 games. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots.
Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Maroon scored for the Ducks. Gibson made 25 saves before being pulled early in the third.
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