It’s nine in a row for the Penguins following a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins this afternoon at the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins have become a near-flawless team. They have, by far, the highest-scoring team in the NHL -- 16 more goals than any team in the Eastern Conference -- and, of late, they've been a defensive juggernaut. In their past five wins, they’ve outscored the opposition, 17-5.
By Chris Adamski, NHL.com
The Pittsburgh Penguins won another game. They also might have lost another star.
Sidney Crosby and Joe Vitale scored, Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves and the Penguins extended their winning streak to nine with a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon against the Boston Bruins.
Pittsburgh (22-9-0) took over sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with the win, its seventh consecutive at home. The Penguins built a 2-1 lead during the first 19:28 and protected it through the final two periods despite not having Kris Letang available in that time.
The NHL's scoring leader among defensemen, Letang sustained a lower-body injury late in the first period. The team did not elaborate on the nature of the injury or when it was sustained, but television replays showed Letang gesturing in apparent pain after taking a slash from Boston's Brad Marchand. Marchand's skate also perhaps made contact with the back of Letang's leg on the play.
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