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Penguins win 7th in a row, beating Flames 4-3 on Crosby's 20th goal of season

Saturday, 12.21.2013 / 4:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Penguins win 7th in a row, beating Flames 4-3 on Crosby's 20th goal of season

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season Saturday, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins win a season-high seventh straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames.

The Penguins led 4-1 late in the second period and had to hold off the Flames for their 10th straight win at home and 12th victory in their last 13 games.

Crosby, who had a goal and two assists, extended his season-high 10-game point streak. He leads the league with 54 points.

Pascal Dupuis added his seventh of the season, Harry Zolnierczyk scored his first with the team and James Neal also had a goal for the Penguins.

Mike Cammalleri scored his first goal in nine games for the Flames. Jiri Hudler netted his 10th of the year and Paul Byron had the other goal.

The Flames have lost four straight and six of their last nine.

Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season