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Crosby comes up clutch to help salvage Pens weekend

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

As the seconds ticked off the clock on Saturday night, it looked like the Penguins were going to be held without a point in back to back games for the first time all season. Following an embarrassing loss on Friday to the Minnesota Wild, the Pens trailed late to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and it looked like a second consecutive loss was all but assured. With time ticking down, Evgeni Malkin put a shot on net and created a goal mouth scramble to find the loose puck. Instead of jumping into the fray, Sidney Crosby waited for the puck to come to him. With 15 seconds left, Crosby retrieved the puck and lifted a shot top shelf to tie the game and salvage at least a point. The Pens went on to collect the extra point thanks to Kris Letang and Matt Murray in the shootout. [Pensburgh]

Saturday ended in victory, but Friday was about as ugly as it gets for the Pens. [Trib Live]

Over the holiday weekend the Pens’ unveiled their jerseys for the Stadium Series game against the Philadelphia Flyers. [Puck Daddy]

Saturday’s game marked the return of Beau Bennett and Ben Lovejoy to Pittsburgh after both joined the Devils during the offseason. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Still in search of consistent play from game to game, the Pens mixed up their lines for Saturday and the results paid off. [Trib Live]

It may not seem like it at times, but when the Pens need some comic relief to spell the tension they turn to Phil Kessel. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Our friend Jesse Marshall from “The Pensblog” dispels the myth that the Pens play better in front of one goalie than the other. [The Pensblog]

Catching up on happenings from around the rest of the league...

The Calgary Hitmen of the AHL hosted their annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday night. The team collected a whopping 24,000 teddy bears to be donated to charity. [Puck Daddy]

The city of Calgary and the hometown Flames are approaching a new arena deal. [Sportsnet]

The Arizona Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers played a weekend home and home series against one another. The Coyotes won both contests and extender their point streak against the Oilers to a ridiculous 25 straight games. [Five for Howling]