Penguins top Flyers, 6-2, 10th win in a row with top still hot

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a tear. With the previous 6-2 win Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, the team won 10 games in a row. The win over the Flyers was the fifth in the game with a three-goal margin or more.

The top team of Penguins led by Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust combined for four goals and three assists. Guentzel and Rust scored twice each against the missing Flyers team Claude Giroux, the top guardian Ivan Provorov and forward Travis Konecny as part of the COVID-19 protocols.

“We’re all playing at a high level right now,” Guentzel Talks About Pittsburgh’s Top Linke. “For us, when we crash and play in the attacking zone and try to get rid of teams, I think that’s when we’re at our best.”

In his last three matches, Rust has been on fire. He has scored seven goals and made four assists. This comes after the Penguins forward missed 11 consecutive games with an undisclosed injury.

On Thursday, Rust scored twice in the opening stages, with his first tally in the power-play category. Rust scored Pittsburgh’s first two goals in a game where they led 3-0 after the first 20 minutes.

Rust’s 11 points in the first three games of 2022 have placed him in some pretty elite companies. inside NHLIn the modern era (since the 1943-44 season), only Wayne Gretzky (1982 and 1984) and Mario Lemieux (1997) have scored 11 or more in the first three games of the calendar year.

Pittsburgh hasn’t lost since December 1st Edmonton Oilers. Don’t look now, but Penguins is on the radar of the franchise’s record 17 wins, which took place in March and April 1993.

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James Brien

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