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Crosby scores, Fleury earns 250th career victory as Penguins edge Devils 3-0 in season opener

Thursday, 10.03.2013 / 9:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Crosby scores, Fleury earns 250th career victory as Penguins edge Devils 3-0 in season opener

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots for his 250th NHL victory and franchise-record 24th shutout, and Sidney Crosby scored in Pittsburgh's two-goal first period to lead the Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Chuck Kobasew and Craig Adams added goals for the Penguins, who took control early.

Kobasew and Crosby scored less than four minutes apart in the first, and Adams made it 3-0 midway through the third to celebrate his 800th career game in style.

Cory Schneider made 18 saves for the Devils. Schneider's start marked the first time in 19 years Martin Brodeur didn't play in the season opener for New Jersey. Brodeur is expected to start Friday at home against the New York Islanders.

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