Penguins Skate Past Devils 4-2
Huet, Habs shut out Capitals, Blues blow away Leafs
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2008 11:04 PM CST
Pittsburgh Penguins' Ryan Malone (12) shoots the puck and scores off a rebound over the leg pad of New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur (30) in the second period during an NHL hockey game at Prudential...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Erik Christensen’s goal and assist helped the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the New Jersey Devils 4-2. Pittsburgh is missing Sidney Crosby, who is nursing a sprained ankle, Colby Armstrong (flu) and Tyler Kennedy (mononucleosis). Ryan Conklin had a pair of goals and Ty Conklin had 23 saves. Conklin’s record is now 11-2-2 since joining the team, reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Cristobal Huet earned his second shutout of the season by stopping 35 Washington shots, leading Montreal to a 4-0 victory. Mark Streit had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens.
  • The St. Louis Blues ended a seven-game winless streak by defeating the Maple Leafs 3-2 in Toronto. Keith Tkachuck scored on St. Louis’ first two shots of the game.