Pens Escape Boston With 5-4 Shootout Win
Thrashers, Canadiens impeach Senators, Capitals in East action
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 21, 2007 12:01 AM CST
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, right, fights with Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007. The Penguins beat...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Sidney Crosby and his Penguins jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the middle of the second period, frittered it all away during the rest of regulation, then hung on to win the shootout on a typically wacky night in Boston. Pittsburgh goalie Ty Conklin had 39 saves and stopped both shootout attempts in the win. Also in hockey:

  • The Canadiens opened a six-game roadtrip with a decisive 5-2 thumping of the Capitals, the East's worst team.
  • The East's best team, the Senators, dropped their first road contest in seven games in a lackluster 3-2 loss to the Thrashers.