Crosby leads Pens past Red Wings 2-1 in shootout
PITTSBURGH – Sidney Crosby scored in regulation and the shootout and the Penguins overcame Jimmy Howard's second successive 46-save game to beat the Red Wings 2-1 on Sunday in the rivals' first game since Pittsburgh won Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals in Detroit.
Daniel Cleary's deflection of Brad Stuart's slap shot midway through the third period sent the game to overtime, where Pittsburgh survived playing short-handed for the final 1:21. Crosby and Malkin then scored against Howard in the shootout while both Red Wings shooters - Pavel Datsyuk and Jason Williams - failed against Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 23 saves.
The Penguins are 7-0 in shootouts, while Detroit is 4-6.