Posted January 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Pittsburgh Penguins kicked off the abbreviated season with a gritty win in front of an unfriendly crowd. Coach Dan Bylsma's team figures to be in for more of the same with a visit to Madison Square Garden in store. Hoping to build on its strong opening performance, Pittsburgh tries for a fifth consecutive victory over the Atlantic Division-rival New York Rangers on Sunday night. After falling to Philadelphia in the first round of last season's playoffs, the Penguins (1-0-0) got a bit of revenge Saturday with a 3-1 victory over the Flyers. Left wingers Tyler Kennedy and James Neal tallied early first-period goals for Pittsburgh, which held Philadelphia scoreless on five power-play opportunities. Defenseman Paul Martin notched his second assist on Chris Kunitz's empty-netter in the final seconds. "Well, it's been a long time since we played, but I think the energy is there," said captain Sidney Crosby, who went without a point. "There are a lot ...
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