Take Ten for the Pens

January 7, 2022 Take Ten for the Pens

By: Carlos Alvarez

Penguins Pace Flyers (6-2) for NHL-Best 10th Straight Win

The Pittsburgh Penguins began the season 10-8-5 and sat quietly in the middle of the Eastern Conference standings. Now, they’re winners of ten in a row after a 6-2 shellacking against the Flyers thanks to two goals apiece from Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel. Pittsburgh’s 10-game streak has seen the Pens outscore opponents 45-20 while surging to 45 points (20-8-5). They’re still fourth in the loaded Metropolitan Division, but those 45 points would be good enough to top the entire Western Conference. Look out, league. The Penguins are skating high.


Watch: Penguins Win 10th Straight


Other NHL Highlights


Stars Return With S/O Win: After a 16-day break due to the increased COVID-19 pause, the Dallas Stars got back on the ice with a shootout win over the Panthers (3-2) courtesy of Denis Gurianov’s goal and two assists.


Kucherov’s ReturnNikita Kucherov made his return to the Lightning lineup on Thursday after undergoing surgery in October. He didn’t lose a step, tallying two assists in Tampa’s 4-1 win over the Flames.


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