Conner’s Goal Lifts Pens Above Panthers, 3-2

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SUNRISE, Fla. (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins picked up a win on the road against the Florida Panthers, beating them 3-2 Monday night.

Two of the Penguins’ goals were power play goals. Kris Letang got one past Tomas Vokoun with assists from Paul Martin and Sidney Crosby at 4:07 in the first.

Crosby made it 2-0 seven minutes later with a backhander. Tyler Kennedy and Evgeni Malkin had assists on the goal.

The Panthers got on the board with a tip-in from Cory Stillman. Bryan McCabe tied in the second period to make it 2-2.

With the prospect of overtime looming, Chris Conner scored on a wrister with assists from Mark Letestu and Zbynek Michalek.

Crosby extended his career-best point streak to nine games and now has recorded at least two points in eight of his last 11 games. He entered with 33 points, one behind NHL scoring leader Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay.

The Panthers missed a chance to get over the .500 mark for the first time this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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