The Pittsburgh Penguins (18-7-3) played the Arizona Coyotes (9-13-5) on Monday night. Matt Murray would start for the Penguins. Mike Smith would start for the Coyotes. Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy would be the scratches for the Penguins. Connor Murphy, Anthony Duclair, and Kevin Connauton would be the scratches for the Coyotes.
Trevor Daley would get called for high sticking at 3:28 of the 1st period. Scott Wilson would score at 8:40 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Matt Cullen with the lone assist. Ryan White would get called for hooking at 10:47. Trevor Daley would get called for hooking at 11:05. The Penguins would have 15 shots to the Coyotes 7 in the 1st.
Shane Doan would get called for slashing at 1:57 of the 2nd. Nick Bonino would score at 4:30 unassisted to make it 2-0. Trevor Daley would score unassisted at 6:58 to make it 3-0. Bryan Rust would score at 8:30 to make it 4-0. Olli Maatta would get the lone assist. Louis Domingue would replace Mike Smith in net. Jakob Chychrun would get called for hooking at 11:43. Oliver Ekman-Larsson would get called for Delay of game and Unsportsmanlike conduct at 14:22. Sidney Crosby would score on the powerplay at 15:13 to make it 5-0. Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang would get the assists. The Penguins would have 15 shots to the Coyotes 11 in the 2nd.
Phil Kessel would score his 10th of the year at 1:20 of the 3rd to make it 6-0. Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin would get the assists. Oliver Ekman-Larsson would get called for tripping at 2:01. Bryan Rust would get called for tripping at 6:48. Martin Hanzal would get called for boarding at 10:57. Justin Schultz would score on the powerplay to make it 7-0. Nick Bonino and Conor Sheary would get the assists. The Coyotes would have 14 shots to the Penguins 4 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 2 for 7 on the powerplay and killed all 3 penalties.Matt Murray would make 32 saves in the shutout. Nick Bonino would have a goal and an assist. Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby, Justin Schultz, and Trevor Daley would all get a goal each. Evgeni Malkin would get 2 assists. Matt Cullen, Conor Sheary, Carl Hagelin, Olli Maatta, and Kris Letang would all have an assist each. The Penguins (19-7-3) next game is against the Boston Bruins (16-12-12) on Wednesday.