The Anaheim Ducks winning streak came to a halt on Monday, February 8, 2016, when the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-2, according to ocregister.com.
The first period goals for the Penguins were Chris Kunitz and Conor Sheary and first period goals for the Ducks were Ryan Getzlaf and Carl Hagelin. Second period goals were Sidney Crosby for the Penguins and Patrick Maroon for the Ducks. The third period goals were Sidney Crosby and Olli Maatta for the Penguins, shutting out the Ducks.
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh center and two-time most valuable player, failed to be an All-Star while healthy for the first time in his career. According to latimes.com, he has had 12 points — six goals and six assists — in four games since spending the All-Star break at home.
“It gives us confidence on the ice every time he’s got the puck. It gives us a good feeling that we’re going to have something we can accomplish out there and get points,” stated Chris Kunitz, left wing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to latimes.com.
According to cbslocal.com, Crosby had two goals and two assists that led Pittsburgh to a 6-2 win that stopped Anaheim’s six-game winning streak and gave the Penguins a six-game home winning streak.
Tom Kuhnhackl, Conor Sheary, Scott Wilson, Kevin Porter, Derrick Pouliot and recent addition to the Penguins, Oskar Sundqvist, occupy stalls that sit just a few feet away from Crosby, the league’s best forward over the past several weeks, according to triblive.com. And while they’re unlikely to follow in the Penguins captain’s footsteps as world-class scorers, they’re picking up on all the little things on and off the ice that set apart Crosby, responsible for two goals and two assists Monday, from almost every other player in the league.