Coyotes Vs. Penguins: Brilliance Of Marc-Andre Fleury Delivers Sixth Straight Win For Pittsburgh

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 of 37 shots on Monday night, as the Pens scored two first period goals to clinch their sixth straight win.

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Coyotes Vs. Penguins Recap: Marc-Andre Fleury Spectacular Again As Pittsburgh Wins Sixth Straight

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their sixth straight game on Monday night, defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 in an evenly matched contest at Consol Energy Center. The Penguins got two first period goals and then rode the brilliance Marc-Andre Fleury to improve to 39-21-5 on the season. The Coyotes fired 37 shots at Fleury, breaking through only once at the start of the third period. Ray Whitney, who's been a Penguins killer all his career, charged to the front of the net and took a centering pass to convert the Coyotes' only chance.

Playing against his former team, Zbynek Michalek scored his second goal of the season mid-way through the first to give the Pens the 1-0 lead. It was his first goal in 38 games - a beautiful low wrister that was set up on pass dropped back by Jordan Staal as he skated down the right wing. Chris Kunitz would score just three minutes later, taking a feed from Evgeni Malkin who put in great work in the neutral zone to control it and pass it up. Kunitz then beat the red-hot Mike Smith for the two-goal lead. That was all Fleury and the Pens would need for their sixth straight.

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Coyotes Vs. Penguins Update: Pittsburgh Leads 2-0 At First Intermission

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a 2-0 lead over the Phoenix Coyotes at the first intermission. The Penguins are looking for the sixth consecutive win. If they can maintain the pace they started out with on Monday night, another win should be no problem, but there are still two periods left to play in Pittsburgh.

Zbynek Michalek put the Pittsburgh Penguins on top of the Phoenix Coyotes with an even-strength goal at the 11:44 mark of the first period. Chris Kunitz added another with a little over five minutes to play.

Michalek, a former Coyote, has now scored in each of his games against his old team. Talk about holding a grudge.

Pens goalie Marc Andre Fleury turned away 11 shots on goal. Mike Smith, in net for the Coyotes, allowed two goals on 12 shots.

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Coyotes Vs. Penguins Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio & More

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on fire. Winners of their last five games, the Pens will look to make it six in a row on Monday night against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes.

Pittsburgh has had little trouble finding the back of the net lately. They are ranked third in the league in goals per game, and they are fifth on the power play.

Evgeni Malkin is a big reason for those numbers as well as their recent win streak. Over his last five games, Malkin has six goals and three assists, including a hat trick against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Location: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern

TV: Root (HD)

Radio: WXDX 105.9 FM

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Coyotes Vs. Penguins: Pittsburgh Back At Home Looking For Sixth Straight Win

The Phoenix Coyotes come to Pittsburgh on monday night looking to end the Penguins' winning streak at five while ending their own two game skid.

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