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This win streak goes to 11: Penguins hand Devils a 5-2 defeat

Mar 17, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

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If you’re not worried that the Pittsburgh Penguins might just go on and win out the rest of the way, why not just start fretting about it now.

The Pens extended their winning streak to 11 games thanks to a 5-2 win over the Devils. In just his second game back from a concussion, Sidney Crosby added three assists and Evgeni Malkin scored his 40th goal of the season. Pascal Dupuis scored his 20th of the year while Matt Cooke, the Penguins’ Masterton Trophy nominee, scored twice giving him a career-high 16 goals.

Crosby’s three assists now gives him five points in two games since returning from his latest concussion. He might be pretty good.

Even more startling through all this is that Devils goalie Martin Brodeur didn’t even play badly as he had to make 38 saves to keep the Devils in the game.

The Penguins now head to Philly for a showdown with the Flyers tomorrow afternoon (12:30 p.m. on NBC) and they’ll get a Flyers team coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins this afternoon. A streaking Penguins team facing a potentially grumpy Flyers team? Sign us up.

  1. martysbetter - Mar 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Might as well hand them the cup now, no one is beating this team in a 7 game series.

    • martysbetter - Mar 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

      tss..the devils were wearing their throwbacks because they were green with envy ersumpthin tss tss..

    • letangusespertplus - Mar 17, 2012 at 4:51 PM

      tss tss its like christmas came earlier or something tsp tss.. i got tons of em i dunno

  2. pjwill24 - Mar 17, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Shut up Chip

    • letangusespertplus - Mar 17, 2012 at 5:33 PM

      whats that?

  3. jobotjones - Mar 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Crosby, Malkin, Neal? Filthy. Staal, Letang, Kunitz? Dirty. I could do this all day…

    • martysbetter - Mar 17, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      tss.. yeah its like they should all be takin showers and doin laundry ersumpthin tss tss..

  4. crazemastercraze - Mar 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    well yeah it was 5-2…. the officiating was freeking horrible in that game. that roughing call on clarkson in the 2nd was a joke, the pens score on the powerplay and it’s over, johnny! i mean, i know crosby is the face of the nhl and all but come the freek on!!!!

    • letangusespertplus - Mar 17, 2012 at 9:54 PM

      you’re not serious.

      sca.

      • crazemastercraze - Mar 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM

        i’m not talking about crosby, i’m talking about the pens as a whole. you think the league wouldn’t like to see the pens in the finals? come on….

    • sfbookreviews - Mar 18, 2012 at 1:52 AM

      Well, that didn’t take long. The Pens are the 2nd best team in the East without Crosby, reel off 9 wins in a row before he returns, and he’s back 2 games before the weak-minded start using the mythical bias in favor of Sid to explain their team getting whipped. Pathetic.

  5. fbothharbaughs - Mar 17, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Eleven

  6. fbothharbaughs - Mar 18, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    @ crazemastercraze, “the officiating was … horrible”? Your team’s outshot by 24, & the best you could come up w/is blaming the officiating?

  7. Buffalo Grumblings - Mar 18, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Crosby reminds me of Yvon Dupuis.

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