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Crosby Lifts Penguins Over Blues

by P.J. Cox

Sidney Crosby scored his first goal against the Blues… Then he did it again. The Penguins topped the Blues in overtime.

The Blues landed defender Robert Bortuzzo in a deal that gave the Penguins our Ian Cole. ​Bortuzzo scored his first goal as a Blue against the Penguins last season.

Cole was penalized for holding the stick of David Backes. Kevin Shattenkirk slid the puck to Alexander Steen at the point, who ripped a shot-pass towards Paul Stastny. Stastny deflected it pass Martin Fluery to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.

Carl Gunnarsson brought the puck out from behind our net and was pressured by two Penguins. His pass was denied and the puck slid to Crosby about ten feet away from Jake Allen. Crosby unloaded a slap shot past Allen to tie the game. This was Crosby’s first goal in 11 games against the Blues.

On a Penguins’ power play, Crosby redirected a pass from Evgeni Malkin past Allen.

Alex Pietrangelo intercepted a Penguins pass and fed Robby Fabbri. Fabbri entered the zone, pivoted, and rocketed one past Fleury. This was Fabbri’s second goal in two games.

David Perron found Ben Lovejoy at the point, who scored with a slap shot.

Pietrangelo tied the game 14:19 into the third period. His shot, assisted by Stastny, trickled past Fluery.

About one minute into overtime, Phil Kessel passed the puck to Malkin, who front faked Allen to tally two points for the Penguins.

The Blues will host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, 7:00 p.m. Catch it on FS-Midwest and follow @bluesbuzzblog on Twitter.

Photo: Fox Sports

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