Penguins have strong weekend, Crosby scores number 400

Grace Regan, Staff Writer

With playoffs just around the corner, the Penguins picked up three huge points on the road this past weekend.

One of them came in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Stars on Friday, Feb. 9 while the other two were earned against the St. Louis Blues in a 4-1 win on Sunday, Feb. 11.

In the last minutes of the 3rd period of Friday’s game against the Stars, the Penguins seemed to be heading out with a loss, until Justin Schultz tied the game up with a minute left!

After a scoreless overtime, the game went into a nerve-racking shootout, where the Penguins failed to capitalize.

Stars’ Tyler Seguin pulled a swift wrist shot to end the game.

Crosby still remained with 399 career goals, earnestly trying to get is 400th.

Fast forward to Sunday where Crosby cashed in his 400th career goal early in the 2nd period by banking the puck off goalie Jake Allen’s face mask and ricocheting into the net. Crosby became the 95th player to reach that milestone. He also scored an empty-netter at the end of the game, reaching 401.

Matt Murray stopped 33 out of 34 shots, leading the team to a 4-1 win.

The Penguins remain strong in 2nd place of the Metropolitan Division, with a goal in mind to reach first.

They play the Ottawa Senators (19-26-9) tonight at home. Puck drops at 7 p.m.