Penguins Pound Thrashers 6-3

10:15 PM, Dec 28, 2010   |    comments
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Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to 25 games with two goals and two assists, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Atlanta, 6-3, for their 16th win in 19 games.

Crosby scored both of his goals in the first period and had two assists in the third, giving him 50 points during a streak that dates back to November 5.

It was only the second time Crosby tallied four points during the run.

Craig Adams scored a shorthanded goal in the win, while Chris Kunitz, Mark Letestu and Matt Cooke also found the back of the net to help the Penguins bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Ottawa on Sunday.

Marc-Andre Fleury was good enough in net, stopping 31 of the 34 shots he faced.

Evander Kane, Dustin Byfuglien and Eric Boulton scored for the Thrashers, who have lost four in a row for the first time since April of last season. Ondrej Pavelec allowed all six Pittsburgh goals on 36 shots.

 

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