The Pittsburgh Penguins stayed undefeated on home ice and improved their record to 7-1 with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Marc Andre Fleury stopped 36 of 39 shots, including all three shooters in the shootout, and Evgeni Malkin was the only one to score for the Pens in the shootout.
The first period saw the Canucks striking first as Alex Edler scored his second of the season for the Canucks. Almost two minutes later the Penguins responded as Sidney Crosby continued his hot scoring by scoring his seventh goal of the season. Crosby would be involved in all three of the Penguins goals, finishing the day with three points.
The Penguins grabbed their first lead of the day in the second period, a power play goal scored by Chris Kunitz. The goal was his fourth of the season. Just like the Penguins responded in the first period, it was the Canucks turn to respond. Almost five minutes later, it was Brad Richardson scoring his third of the year, tying the game at two.
The score remained tied until the third period when Zack Kassian scored his first of the season at the 12:50 mark of the third. But as they have seemed to do all season long the Penguins responded. Just 22 seconds later Olli Maata scored his first career goal in the NHL off of a Kunitz rebound tying the game at three. Late into the third period, Brandon Sutter had the game on his stick as he received a penalty shot, but was unable to get it pass Roberto Luongo.
With no scoring in the extra frame the two teams headed to the shootout where Malkin faked forehand and went backhand to win the game for the Penguins, 4-3.