The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to have found their offense.
Ranked 28th overall with 2.30 goals-for per game, the Penguins scored five through two periods on Saturday night against the New York Islanders.
It’s the second consecutive game in which the Penguins have scored at least five goals following a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.
Sidney Crosby scored a pair for his second multi-goal game of the season – he had two two-goal games through 37 games of last season as well.
Crosby’s first of the night, on a late first period power play, gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead.
Then on a power play, midway through the second, Crosby picked up his 11th of the season.
Twenty-two seconds after Crosby gave the Penguins a 3-0 lead, Matt Cullen’s fourth of the season ended Thomas Greiss’ night early. The former Pens’ goaltender allowed four goals on 26 shots.
Former Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Christopher Gibson made his NHL debut in relief of Greiss following the Penguins fourth goal.
The Pens got to Gibson early as Patric Hornqvist tipped in a Brian Dumoulin shot past the Islanders’ rookie for Pittsburgh’s fifth goal of the night.