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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

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday