The Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues played a scoreless first period at Scottrade Center on Tuesday night. The Penguins are looking for their seventh straight win, after Sunday's overtime win against the Washington Capitals. PIttsburgh failed to get much going in the offensive zone, putting 12 shots on goal but failing to capitalize on limited scoring chances against one of the Western Conference's best teams through the first half of the season. Evgeni Malkin, who has been on fire during this winning streak, applied some immediate pressure with two quick shots in the first two minutes but Pittsburgh had few legit chances through the first 20 minutes.
The Penguins lost in overtime to the Blues Thanksgiving week, and came out of the gate with a chippy intensity. But it has been all Marc-Andre Fleury for Pittsburgh so far, matching Blues goaltender Brian Elliott to stop all 12 shots that came his way.
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