Sidney Crosby dished out five assists to help Chris Kunitz net a hat trick and Pascal Dupuis score twice as the Penguins thumped the Islanders 6-1.
SPIN: Kunitz has goals in seven of his last nine games and is an absolute dynamo for Pittsburgh this season. James Neal had the other goal for Pittsburgh and both of those players each have 17 goals this season. The Penguins have won five in a row and scored a total of 27 goals in that streak. Yeah, ride those Penguins! And if you can find any on the waiver wire, they should be getting snapped up. The Isles continue to muddle along at 11-12-3 and are rather unpredictable. One game they score five goals and the next game they score one.
The Rangers dumped the Capitals 4-1 behind a 28-save effort from Martin Biron. Carl Hagelin, Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh each had two assists in the win.
SPIN: The Rangers have won 5 of their last 6 and Nash has points in all six of those games. McDonagh continues to be a gritty yet productive player and...