Crosby and Company Edge Devils, 2-1
New York, NY - The New Jersey Devils (8-17-2) could not contain Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (19-8-2) falling by the score of 2-1 in hockey action on Monday night. The Penguins are now on a 10 game winning streak, which is the second longest in club history (17, March 9-April 10, 1993).
The Devils got on the scoreboard first on a pain means gain type goal. It happened at the 14:20 mark of the first period when Jason Arnott let off a wicked shot that bounced of teammate Brian Rolston. Rolston was able to then take the puck in spite of obvious pain and wristed it home to give New Jersey the 1-0 lead.
Pittsbugh was able to repond though as Crosby was able to dish out a nice pass to Chris Kunitz who let off a slap shot at teh 15:41 mark which tied the two teams at 1-1. Crosby's work was not done as he also netted the game-winning goal later on in the game.
"The Kid" let off a wicked snap shot at the12:49 mark of the second period which gave the Penguins the eventual 2-1 victory. Crosby is on quite a roll lately leading the NHL with his 24 goals and 24 assists for a whopping 48 points. The 16-game scoring streak that "The Kid" holds currently is the league's longest this season, while being the second longest in his career.
In cage for the Devils keeper Johan Hedberg was stellar in the tough loss making 32 saves and keeping his team in the game. On the other side of the ice Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for Pittsburgh.
The Devils road trip continues with a Friday night 7:30 p.m. face-off with the Ottawa Senators.