PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins, returning from a four-day break, were back in top form as they defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 6-1 Monday night.
Evgeni Malkin picked up two goals and three assists and Sidney Crosby extended his point-streak to 21 games – the longest in the NHL this season.
Kris Letang scored the first goal of the night during the power play at 6:56 in the first period. Tyler Kennedy and Malkin had assists.
Then, Malkin got one past Jason LaBarbera with about 35 seconds left in the period to make it 2-0. Sidney Crosby assisted on the goal.
Malkin scored his second goal of the night during the power play just 51 seconds into the second period with another assist from Crosby, who made it 4-0 with another power play goal two minutes later.
Matt Cooke’s goal at 7:21 chased LaBarbera from the net.
Wojtek Wolski got a tip-in for the Coyotes at 8:07 in the third to make it 5-1. Chris Conner made a wrist shot with 1:39 left for the 6-1 win.