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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Pittsburgh 3, Minnesota 2
When: 6:00 PM ET, Monday, December 31, 2018
Where: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Referees: Marc Joannette, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Derek Nansen
Attendance: 19163
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Pittsburgh 2103
Minnesota 1012
Periods:
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1
Pittsburgh   Minnesota
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Mikko Koivu. 0:00  
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Mikko Koivu. 0:15  
  0:21 Jordan Greenway blocks shot from Jack Johnson.
Marcus Pettersson hits Luke Kunin. 0:41  
  1:03 Zach Parise shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  1:16 Ryan Suter hits Dominik Simon.
Dominik Simon shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 1:20  
  1:45 Takeaway by Mikael Granlund.
Jack Johnson shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 2:34  
Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Charlie Coyle. 2:35  
  2:52 Luke Kunin hits Dominik Simon.
  3:45 Eric Staal shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  3:47 Eric Staal shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Riley Sheahan penalty for hooking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Jason Zucker. 3:48  
  3:48 Eric Staal wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
  3:59 Eric Staal wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
Takeaway by Matt Cullen. 4:30  
  4:57 Jared Spurgeon shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  4:57 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Derek Grant.
Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Eric Fehr. 5:27  
  5:27 Mikko Koivu scores a power play goal. Assisted by Nino Niederreiter and Charlie Coyle.
  5:51 Eric Fehr shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  5:52 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
Zach Aston-Reese shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 6:06  
  6:07 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
Brian Dumoulin blocks shot from Mikko Koivu. 6:18  
  7:01 Jonas Brodin hits Patric Hornqvist.
Jack Johnson hits Charlie Coyle. 7:21  
  7:42 Zach Parise shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Tanner Pearson shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 7:59  
  8:15 Giveaway by Jason Zucker.
Shot by Phil Kessel misses the net 8:17  
  8:43 Marcus Foligno hits Riley Sheahan.
Juuso Riikola hits Jared Spurgeon. 9:02  
Derek Grant hits Marcus Foligno. 9:15  
Olli Maatta blocks shot from Jared Spurgeon. 9:25  
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Mikko Koivu. 9:48  
  10:00 Jonas Brodin blocks shot from Jake Guentzel.
Zach Aston-Reese hits Mikko Koivu. 10:00  
Shot by Olli Maatta misses the net 10:15  
  10:24 Nino Niederreiter hits Olli Maatta.
  10:26 Charlie Coyle wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
Jack Johnson hits Zach Parise. 10:38  
  10:53 Jared Spurgeon shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  11:04 Luke Kunin shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Juuso Riikola blocks shot from Charlie Coyle. 11:10  
Phil Kessel shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 11:37  
Derick Brassard shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 11:45  
  12:06 Nate Prosser hits Derick Brassard.
Kris Letang hits Mikael Granlund. 12:13  
  12:40 Shot by Marcus Foligno misses the net
Shot by Marcus Pettersson misses the net 12:54  
Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 12:58  
Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Mikko Koivu. 12:59  
  13:24 Jordan Greenway hits Olli Maatta.
  13:54 Giveaway by Jordan Greenway.
Derick Brassard wins the faceoff against Charlie Coyle. 13:58  
Takeaway by Derick Brassard. 14:14  
  14:45 Nate Prosser penalty for kneeing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Matt Cullen.
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Eric Fehr. 14:45  
Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 14:52  
Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 15:09  
Sidney Crosby scores a power play goal. Assisted by Phil Kessel and Kris Letang. 15:43  
  15:43 Eric Staal wins the faceoff against Matt Cullen.
  16:37 Mikael Granlund shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  16:50 Nate Prosser blocks shot from Tanner Pearson.
  17:30 Giveaway by Mikko Koivu.
Brian Dumoulin blocks shot from Charlie Coyle. 17:51  
  17:59 Zach Parise shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Matt Cullen wins the faceoff against Matt Hendricks. 17:59  
Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Eric Fehr. 18:13  
  18:50 Matt Hendricks hits Marcus Pettersson.
  18:50 Shot by Jonas Brodin misses the net
  18:51 Eric Staal wins the faceoff against Derick Brassard.
  18:56 Shot by Jason Zucker misses the net
Derick Brassard hits Mikael Granlund. 19:07  
Brian Dumoulin hits Mikael Granlund. 19:28  
Shot by Sidney Crosby misses the net 19:37  
  19:39 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
Phil Kessel scores. Assisted by Sidney Crosby and Zach Aston-Reese. 19:41  
  19:43 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
2
Pittsburgh   Minnesota
  0:00 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
  0:17 Jared Spurgeon blocks shot from Jake Guentzel.
  0:57 Luke Kunin hits Marcus Pettersson.
Shot by Olli Maatta misses the net 1:03  
  1:30 Jonas Brodin shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  1:31 Eric Staal wins the faceoff against Matt Cullen.
  1:36 Mikael Granlund shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Matt Cullen blocks shot from Jason Zucker. 1:42  
  2:09 Eric Staal hits Riley Sheahan.
  2:33 Marcus Foligno hits Marcus Pettersson.
Phil Kessel blocks shot from Nate Prosser. 2:34  
  3:49 Jordan Greenway hits Olli Maatta.
  4:10 Luke Kunin hits Olli Maatta.
  4:11 Zach Parise shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  4:13 Shot by Charlie Coyle misses the net
  4:31 Luke Kunin hits Brian Dumoulin.
Takeaway by Kris Letang. 4:36  
Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 4:41  
  4:53 Takeaway by Charlie Coyle.
  5:09 Eric Staal wins the faceoff against Derick Brassard.
  5:16 Jason Zucker shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  5:16 Mikko Koivu shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  5:28 Jason Zucker hits Brian Dumoulin.
  5:42 Shot by Ryan Suter misses the net
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Mikko Koivu. 5:42  
  5:48 Takeaway by Nino Niederreiter.
Sidney Crosby hits Nino Niederreiter. 6:05  
  6:09 Charlie Coyle wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin.
  6:12 Charlie Coyle wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin.
Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Charlie Coyle. 6:18  
  6:28 Jonas Brodin hits Dominik Simon.
  6:33 Zach Parise blocks shot from Juuso Riikola.
Juuso Riikola hits Zach Parise. 6:51  
  7:03 Zach Parise hits Olli Maatta.
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Matt Hendricks. 7:15  
Jack Johnson hits Eric Fehr. 7:33  
  7:56 Takeaway by Marcus Foligno.
Shot by Zach Aston-Reese misses the net 8:07  
Zach Aston-Reese penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Marcus Foligno. 8:08  
  8:08 Marcus Foligno penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Zach Aston-Reese.
Derick Brassard wins the faceoff against Eric Staal. 8:08  
  8:24 Shot by Jared Spurgeon misses the net
  8:39 Eric Staal shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Takeaway by Sidney Crosby. 9:16  
Jack Johnson shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 9:18  
Juuso Riikola hits Mikko Koivu. 9:36  
Juuso Riikola shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 9:44  
Matt Cullen wins the faceoff against Charlie Coyle. 9:46  
Brian Dumoulin shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 9:49  
Shot by Matt Cullen misses the net 9:54  
Brian Dumoulin hits Charlie Coyle. 10:10  
Riley Sheahan scores. Assisted by Phil Kessel and Matt Cullen. 10:19  
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Mikko Koivu. 10:19  
  10:24 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
  10:41 Takeaway by Nino Niederreiter.
  11:14 Jared Spurgeon shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  11:26 Takeaway by Jason Zucker.
  11:49 Jason Zucker shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  11:58 Eric Staal shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  12:03 Charlie Coyle wins the faceoff against Derick Brassard.
  12:07 Shot by Zach Parise misses the net
  12:53 Takeaway by Eric Fehr.
  13:00 Matt Hendricks wins the faceoff against Matt Cullen.
Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 13:49  
  13:50 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
Shot by Marcus Pettersson misses the net 14:24  
Brian Dumoulin blocks shot from Eric Staal. 14:50  
  15:13 Giveaway by Eric Staal.
Patric Hornqvist shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 15:18  
  15:34 Takeaway by Jason Zucker.
  16:00 Luke Kunin hits Juuso Riikola.
  16:15 Zach Parise hits Olli Maatta.
  16:20 Zach Parise hits Olli Maatta.
  16:31 Jonas Brodin shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Shot by Derick Brassard misses the net 16:45  
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Nino Niederreiter. 16:46  
  16:50 Jonas Brodin blocks shot from Jake Guentzel.
  17:06 Jordan Greenway shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Jack Johnson hits Nino Niederreiter. 17:14  
Sidney Crosby hits Mikko Koivu. 17:29  
Zach Aston-Reese blocks shot from Jared Spurgeon. 17:32  
  17:38 Shot by Mikko Koivu misses the net
  17:39 Eric Staal wins the faceoff against Matt Cullen.
  17:46 Mikael Granlund shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Riley Sheahan blocks shot from Ryan Suter. 17:51  
  17:52 Eric Staal wins the faceoff against Matt Cullen.
  18:00 Shot by Jason Zucker misses the net
  18:23 Eric Staal hits Brian Dumoulin.
Matt Cullen wins the faceoff against Charlie Coyle. 18:23  
Matt Cullen wins the faceoff against Charlie Coyle. 18:29  
  19:23 Jordan Greenway shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
3
Pittsburgh   Minnesota
  0:00 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
Dominik Simon hits Jonas Brodin. 0:51  
Evgeni Malkin shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 0:56  
  1:00 Eric Staal blocks shot from Evgeni Malkin.
  1:01 Charlie Coyle wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin.
Patric Hornqvist hits Greg Pateryn. 1:06  
  2:00 Jason Zucker hits Derick Brassard.
  2:11 Jason Zucker shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Jack Johnson blocks shot from Marcus Foligno. 2:31  
  2:36 Marcus Foligno hits Jack Johnson.
Riley Sheahan hits Nate Prosser. 3:06  
Sidney Crosby shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 3:20  
Shot by Zach Aston-Reese misses the net 3:38  
Dominik Simon shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 4:15  
  5:23 Eric Staal hits Marcus Pettersson.
  5:33 Nate Prosser blocks shot from Matt Cullen.
  5:47 Jason Zucker shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  6:19 Greg Pateryn hits Olli Maatta.
Juuso Riikola shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 6:29  
  6:30 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin.
Juuso Riikola shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 6:45  
  7:26 Charlie Coyle shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  7:59 Jared Spurgeon hits Derick Brassard.
  8:07 Charlie Coyle shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Eric Staal. 8:08  
Zach Aston-Reese shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 8:26  
Jake Guentzel hits Ryan Suter. 8:40  
  9:13 Jordan Greenway hits Juuso Riikola.
Dominik Simon shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 9:25  
Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Eric Fehr. 9:29  
Patric Hornqvist hits Greg Pateryn. 9:40  
Patric Hornqvist shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 9:57  
Patric Hornqvist hits Jonas Brodin. 10:02  
Dominik Simon shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 10:08  
Takeaway by Evgeni Malkin. 10:19  
Phil Kessel shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 10:20  
  10:23 Charlie Coyle wins the faceoff against Derick Brassard.
  10:35 Shot by Ryan Suter misses the net
  11:52 Greg Pateryn hits Zach Aston-Reese.
  12:12 Shot by Luke Kunin misses the net
Derek Grant hits Jordan Greenway. 12:53  
Evgeni Malkin wins the faceoff against Charlie Coyle. 13:02  
Tanner Pearson shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 13:54  
Phil Kessel shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 14:10  
Derick Brassard wins the faceoff against Eric Staal. 14:12  
  14:44 Jason Zucker shoots misses the net
  14:54 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Derick Brassard.
Tanner Pearson blocks shot from Greg Pateryn. 15:12  
Olli Maatta hits Nino Niederreiter. 15:33  
  15:55 Zach Parise scores. Assisted by Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund.
  15:55 Charlie Coyle wins the faceoff against Evgeni Malkin.
Jack Johnson hits Charlie Coyle. 16:06  
Evgeni Malkin blocks shot from Jared Spurgeon. 16:13  
  16:20 Shot by Ryan Suter misses the net
  16:25 Shot by Jared Spurgeon misses the net
  16:39 Charlie Coyle hits Patric Hornqvist.
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Eric Staal. 16:59  
Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 17:14  
Jake Guentzel shoots Saved by Devan Dubnyk. 17:16  
Takeaway by Sidney Crosby. 17:20  
  17:23 Jonas Brodin blocks shot from Zach Aston-Reese.
Matt Cullen wins the faceoff against Mikko Koivu. 17:24  
  17:40 Takeaway by Mikko Koivu.
  17:51 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
  18:15 Mikko Koivu shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  18:16 Mikko Koivu wins the faceoff against Sidney Crosby.
Shot by Jake Guentzel misses the net 18:34  
  18:43 Ryan Suter shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  19:17 Jared Spurgeon shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
  19:21 Takeaway by Mikko Koivu.
  19:22 Mikko Koivu shoots Saved by Casey DeSmith.
Sidney Crosby blocks shot from Luke Kunin. 19:31  
Sidney Crosby blocks shot from Ryan Suter. 19:33  
Sidney Crosby wins the faceoff against Charlie Coyle. 19:34  
Brian Dumoulin blocks shot from Jason Zucker. 19:48