No Evgeni Malkin; no problem. No points from Sidney Crosby, no problem. No NHL teams appear to be too great a problem for the Penguins these days. They won their eighth straight this afternoon at the Consol Energy Center, a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers. The Penguins have outscored their opponents, 36-21, in the eight wins and 15-4 in the past four.
By Chris Adamski, NHL.com
The Pittsburgh Penguins are proving they're not merely reliant on their high-powered offense. They can win with defense too.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves to establish a franchise record for career shutouts, and Pittsburgh won its eighth consecutive game, 3-0 against the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
Rookie Beau Bennett's goal 90 seconds into the game held up, and Tyler Kennedy and Pascal Dupuis scored in the third period. Fleury earned his first shutout of the season, the 23rd of his career, breaking a tie with two-time Stanley Cup winner Tom Barrasso for the most in Penguins history.
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