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Pittsburgh 2, Detroit 1
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, January 17, 2020
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Jake Brenk, Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: Tyson Baker, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 19515

Sidney Crosby scored on a tip-in during an overtime power play, and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Tuesday.

Crosby redirected an Evgeni Malkin shot for his third goal in as many games. Bryan Rust had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, and Matt Murray made 28 saves. Malkin was credited with a team-high six shots and assisted on both goals.

Pittsburgh bounced back from a 4-1 loss at Boston on Thursday in which it was silenced after Crosby scored in the first minute. The Penguins earned their fifth win in six games Friday.

Jimmy Howard stopped 35 shots for Detroit, and rookie Filip Zadina had the Red Wings' lone goal.

In Detroit's previous game against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Howard was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots in less than eight minutes. He didn't allow a goal in the first period Friday, turning aside 11 shots. Detroit was also held scoreless on nine shots.

With Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese in the penalty box for holding, Detroit scored the first goal of the game at 3:29 of the second period. Zadina took a shot from the right circle that skittered through traffic and beat Murray through the five-hole. Frans Nielsen recorded his 300th career assist, and Trevor Daley added the secondary assist.

Howard kept his shutout going with a glove save on a close-range shot from Dominik Kahun in the closing seconds of the period.

The Penguins scored on the power play at 3:36 of the third to tie it. With Darren Helm in the box for tripping Crosby, Rust lifted a shot from the right circle which deflected off Howard's glove and into the top of the net. Rust's 20th goal was assisted by Malkin and Kris Letang.

With 5:29 remaining in regulation, Howard deflected an Aston-Reese shot that banged off the crossbar but didn't cross the goal line.

Pittsburgh won the first meeting between the clubs 5-3 on Dec. 7 as Malkin had a goal and two assists for the visiting Penguins. The teams will meet once more, on Feb. 16 in Pittsburgh.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Pittsburgh   Detroit
Bryan Rust 2 Points Filip Zadina 1
Bryan Rust 1 Goals Filip Zadina 1
Evgeni Malkin 2 Assists Trevor Daley 1
Bryan Rust 1 Power Play Goals Filip Zadina 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Matt Murray .966 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard .946
Matt Murray 28 Saves Jimmy Howard 35
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 37 2 2-4 3-4 8 27
Detroit 29 1 1-4 2-4 8 23
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Florida. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .194 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Boston. The Penguins have a W/L % of .621 after a win and .632 after a loss.