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Pittsburgh Penguins (17-14-3)


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L 1-2
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L 1-2
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W 4-2
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Pens wait until last seconds to defeat Coyotes

(TSX / STATS) -- GLENDALE, Ariz.-- Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan knows what a championship-caliber team looks like and, the last week or so, his Penguins didn't fit that vision. They were taking on the appearance of any other team, and Sullivan didn't like that look at all.

On an unlikely night -- one in which they nearly gave away a game to the NHL's worst-record team -- the Penguins finally resembled the team that won the last two Stanley Cups.

Olli Maatta's slap shot goal from the left point with 14.5 seconds remaining ended Arizona's comeback, and the Penguins gave up a two-goal lead but still rallied to beat the last-place Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday night.

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Leaders
Points: P. Kessel38
Plus/Minus: J. Schultz1
Shots on Goal: P. Kessel131
PIM: R. Reaves75
Win: M. Murray12
Shutouts: T. Jarry1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 99 (12)
Shots: 1190 (1)
PP%: 24.8% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 361 (5)
Assists: 171 (9)
SH Goals: 5 (8)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 21 12 1 43
New Jersey 18 9 5 41
Columbus 20 12 1 41
NY Rangers 18 12 3 39
NY Islanders 18 12 3 39
Pittsburgh 17 14 3 37
Philadelphia 14 11 7 35
Carolina 14 11 7 35
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 107 (5)
Shots Against: 1038 (16)
PK%: 81.0% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 339 (3)
Shutouts: 2 (16)
Sv%: 0.897 (25)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/8 T. Kuhnhackl Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
12/6 J. Schultz Lower-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/12 C. DeSmith Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/9 K. Czuczman Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/9 F. Corrado Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/8 D. Simon Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/8 G. McKegg Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/7 F. Corrado Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
12/1 J. Archibald Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
11/28 C. DeSmith Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
11/20 F. Corrado Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
11/7 Z. Trotman Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL