NHL Roundup: Penguins Win Eighth Straight

www.oann.com | 1/4/2019 | Staff
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Matt Murray stopped 33 shots Friday for his third shutout this season and the ninth of his career as the Pittsburgh Penguins won their eighth straight game, blanking the visiting Winnipeg Jets 4-0.

Murray also tied his career best with a seven-start winning streak. Olli Maatta and Matt Cullen scored 33 seconds apart in the first period, Dominik Simon added a second-period goal, and Kris Letang scored an empty-netter for the Penguins. Cullen also added an assist.

Penguins - Games - Midpoint - Season - Points

The Penguins, who have won 10 of their past 11 games, reached the midpoint of the season with 52 points. During their eight-game win streak, they have outscored opponents by a combined 32-9.

Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves for Winnipeg, which has lost three of its past four games.

Tyler - Seguin - Pair - Goals - Game-winner

Tyler Seguin scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner at 3:37 of overtime, and Anton Khudobin turned away 36 shots as Dallas defeated visiting Washington to secure a season sweep of the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Khudobin stood tall through a feverish third period and in overtime before Seguin converted a pass from Alexander Radulov from behind the net for the deciding tally.

Radek - Faksa - Goals - Stars - Games

Radek Faksa assisted on both goals for the Stars, who are 6-2-1 in their past nine games. Lars Eller had a goal for Washington, which got 27 saves from Pheonix Copley.

Dylan Larkin scored with 26 seconds remaining in overtime to give host Detroit a victory over Nashville. It was Larkin’s fourth overtime game-winner this season, and it snapped the Red Wings’ six-game winless streak.

Larkin - Filip - Hronek - Pass - Center

Larkin received a Filip Hronek pass at center ice, then weaved through the defense before depositing a backhander past Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne.

Thomas Vanek scored in his 1,000th career game for Detroit. Andreas Athanasiou and Tyler Bertuzzi also scored, while Jimmy Howard stopped 27 shots. P.K. Subban, Craig Smith and Ryan Johansen scored...
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