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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Penguins make it 14 straight

By ESPN Stats & Information

Penguins get ahead early
The Penguins held a 2-0 lead after the first period and did not look back in the final 40 minutes. The Penguins are 16-3-0 when leading after the opening period, the most wins in the NHL.

Most Wins When Leading After One Period
Pittsburgh 16<<
Tampa Bay 13
Montreal 12
>>6 wins during win streak

Crosby connects with Kunitz again
Chris Kunitz scored his 20th goal of the season to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead against the Jets. The primary assist went to Sidney Crosby for the 10th time this season, the second best combination behind the Islanders tandem of Matt Moulson and John Tavares, who the Penguins play Saturday.

Most Primary Assists to Goal Scorer
Moulson to Tavares (NYI) 12
Crosby to Kunitz (PIT) 10<<
Purcell to Stamkos (TB) 8
Parenteau to Duchene (COL) 8
Thornton to Marleau (SJ) 8
>>6 during win streak including first goal Thursday

Dupuis “short” on scoring
Pascal Dupuis' second goal of the game was scored shorthanded, giving him 4 over the last two seasons, tied for most in the NHL. Coming into Thursday's game, the Penguins were one of four teams not to score a shorthanded goal this season (Montreal, Tampa Bay, Vancouver).

Most Shorthanded Goals - Since Start of 2011-2012 Season
Pascal Dupuis 4<<
Cal Clutterbuck 4
Adam Henrique 4
Ilya Kovalchuk 4
Mike Richards 4
>>Shorthanded goal Thursday vs Winnipeg

Vokoun shuts down Jets
Tomas Vokoun stopped 20 shots for his 2nd shutout of the season and 50th of his career, joining Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo and Evgeni Nabokov as the only active goaltenders with at least 50 career shutouts.

Most Career Shutouts – Active Goaltenders
Martin Brodeur 120
Roberto Luongo 62
Evgeni Nabokov 55
Tomas Vokoun 50<<
>>4-0 shutout against Winnipeg Thursday