Post-cap: Penguins 4, Canucks 3 (shootout)

Justin K. Aller

A delayed look at some stats and facts about the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins provided some pretty cool stats and recap of the game, so in lieu of lateness, we figured we'd pass along:

Team Notes:

· Pittsburgh won its season-high 4th consecutive game this afternoon.

· The Penguins improved to 5-0 at home – the team’s best start since going 7-0 at the Civic Arena to begin the 1994-95 campaign.

· Pittsburgh has a 3-game winning streak against Vancouver.

· The Penguins are 19-3 in their last 22 shootouts dating back to Feb. 26, 2011. They have won six straight shootouts and 11 of their last 12.

· The Penguins have 32 day-game wins in the past 5 years – most in the NHL.

· The Penguins’ 30 goals this season are the most goals scored by the team through their first 8 games since the 1995-96 team tallied 36.

· The Penguins’ 13 third-period goals are most in the league.

Player Notes:

· Marc-Andre Fleury picked up his league-leading 7th win today. Through 7 games, Fleury has allowed 13 goals which is one fewer than his previous career low of 14 goals allowed during his rookie year (10/10/03-11/1/03).

· Fleury made a season-high 36 saves today against the Canucks. That’s the most saves he has made in a regular-season game since making 36 saves in a 2-1 victory against the Phoenix Coyotes on March 5, 2012.

· Sidney Crosby’s seventh goal of the season ties him for first in the league in goals and his 17 points lead the NHL. Crosby has a NHL-season-high 8-game point streak.

· Sidney Crosby holds a 16-game home point streak against Canadian-based teams dating back to March 28, 2010. Crosby now has 80 points (31G-49A) in 49 games during that span.

· Olli Maatta scored his first career NHL goal in the third period to tied the game at 3-3 and force overtime.

· Evgeni Malkin beat Roberto Luongo in the shootout to give the Penguins the 4-3 win. Malkin now has 8 career game-deciding shootout goals.

· Earlier in the game Malkin assisted on Chris Kunitz’s goal tying him with Syl Apps for fifth place on the franchise’s all-time list with 349. Malkin also has a 6-game point streak (3G-5A).

· In the past five seasons, Malkin has 54 points (20G-34A) in day games – most among all active players in the league.

· Chris Kunitz scored his fourth goal of the season and also assisted on the Maatta and Crosby goals. His three points extend his point streak to 4 games (3G-5A).

· Tanner Glass recorded 5 hits, giving him a league-leading total of 36.

Attendance: 18,657 (291 consecutive sellout)

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