The Pittsburgh Penguins used a gritty effort against the reigning Stanley Cup champions to bounce back from their first loss in three weeks.
They could use the momentum gained from that victory to help end their recent struggles against the New Jersey Devils.
The Penguins hope to begin another successful run Sunday while trying to avoid a third straight loss to the Devils, who look to match a season high with their fourth straight victory.
Pittsburgh (30-18-4) had won eight in a row before falling 1-0 at Toronto on Wednesday for its first loss since a six-game skid Dec. 29-Jan. 11. The Penguins, however, put that defeat behind them and won 2-1 at Boston on Saturday.
Evgeni Malkin scored his 28th goal and Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves to help the Penguins come out ahead in their sixth consecutive one-goal contest.
"Every guy, every player had to play good defense, play good team defense, and we got a lot of big efforts and a huge win for us," coach Dan Bylsma told the Penguins...