Pens come up short in shootout
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From Mirror, wire reports
ALBERTA, Canada — Milan Lucic scored, and the Calgary Flames defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1, in a shootout Monday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Calgary currently has the best record in the Western Conference at 13-4-5 while the Penguins dropped to 10-7-5, still good enough for seventh in the conference.
The game went to overtime, thanks to the Penguins’ Jake Guentzel, who scored his ninth goal of the season on a double assist from Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang. That came in the third period at the 12:35 mark.
However, it was the only goal scored off the Penguins’ 22 shots against Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom.
Calgary scored in the second period off the Lucic shot that found its way past Tristan Jarry, who finished with 31 saves.
Letang scored the Pens’ only goal in the shootout, while Mikael Backlund and Johnny Gaudreau found the back of the net for a victory.