The Pittsburgh Penguins got off to another fast start against the St Louis Blues, but the Blues came back to tie only to lose the game in a Shootout as the Pens extend their Streak to 7 games.
The first period was hard fought but no scoring occured. Both goalies came up big when needed. The second period was a different story, James Neal scored first around the 4 minute mark with a Wrist Shot to make it 1-0. The Pens were able to follow that up with another goal about 10 minutes later by Steve Sullivan to extend the lead.
St Louis was able to get one back before the end of the period with a Patrik Berglund goal. Patrik broke a 7 game pointless streak with that goal, a wrister at the 16 minute mark to bring the Blues within one. Berglund was able to sneak one more passed Fleury in the third period on a Penalty shot to tie the game up. Both goalies stood tall from that point on, Fluery stopping 37 or 39 and Elliot stopping 32 of 34 shots. Neither team was able to score in the overtime so it went to the Shootout where in the 4th round, Chris Kunitz scored the game winner on the day that he played in his 500th career game.
It was a great way to end the first half of the season for the Pens, but quite the opposite affect on the Blues. They lost their second game in consecutive nights and they now get to carry that bad taste in their mouth till after the All Star Break.
The Penguins next game will not be till Tuesday the 31st of January against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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