Sidney Crosby scored in his second straight game and added an assist to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Sunday night.
Crosby, who snapped out of a career-long 12-game goal drought Saturday, gave the Penguins some breathing room with a wrist shot by goalie Martin Brodeur early in the third period. It was Crosby's first goal at home since scoring twice in his season debut against the New York Islanders on Nov. 21.
Evgeni Malkin also had a goal and an assist for the Penguins to push his points total to 97, tops in the NHL. Pittsburgh has won 10 straight at Consol Energy Center and moved back within a point of the New York Rangers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk scored for New Jersey and Brodeur made 23 saves, but couldn't stop the slumping Devils from falling to 1-3-1 in their last five games.
Crosby has been steady since his return from a second stint on the injured reserve due to concussion-like symptoms on...