Evgeni Malkin scored five points (two goals and three assists) as the Pens routed the Coyotes Monday night, 6-1. Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists, running his points-scored streak to 21 straight games.
Kris Letang scored on a power play early in the first period, and then the Pens made it 2-0 as Malkin scored shortly before the frame was over. Malkin and Crosby both added power play goals at the beginning of the second period, and Matt Cooke scored an even-strength goal to make it 5-0, at which point the Coyotes replaced goalie Jason LaBarbera with Matt Climie. Wojtek Wolski scored the Coyotes’ only goal in the third period, and Chris Conner added the Pens’ final goal to make it 6-1.
Marc-Andre Fleury ended the game with 26 saves.
The game was filled with penalties on both sides, but the Pens killed all the Coyotes’ power play opportunities, including a five-on-three in the second period.