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W 5-4
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W 4-1
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L 3-4
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Penguins avoid being swept by Devils, beat New Jersey 4-3

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins seem to be getting their act together for a playoff push and one clear sign of that is finally finding a way to beat the New Jersey Devils.

Bryan Rust scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the second period and the Penguins avoided the embarrassment of being swept by the lowly Devils with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.

"Even last year, it was kind of the same way," said Zach Aston-Reese, who scored for the Penguins along with Chad Ruhwedel and Nick Bjugstad. "They had our number. It's nice to get that one, especially going down the stretch to the playoffs. Those are important wins."

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Leaders
Points: K. Palmieri47
Plus/Minus: N. Hischier6
Shots on Goal: K. Palmieri191
PIM: M. Wood72
Win: K. Kinkaid15
Shutouts: K. Kinkaid3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 175 (19)
Shots: 1890 (14)
PP%: 19.3% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 534 (12)
Assists: 279 (22)
SH Goals: 7 (8)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
NY Islanders 35 17 6 76
Washington 33 20 7 73
Pittsburgh 32 21 7 71
Columbus 33 23 3 69
Carolina 31 23 6 68
Philadelphia 28 25 7 63
NY Rangers 26 25 8 60
New Jersey 23 29 8 54
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 205 (3)
Shots Against: 1894 (13)
PK%: 83.8% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 554 (7)
Shutouts: 5 (8)
Sv%: 0.892 (29)
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/17 P. Zacha Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
1/29 S. Vatanen Concussion (IR)
1/14 S. Noesen Lower-body injury (IR)
12/27 T. Hall Lower-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/19 N. Lappin Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
2/11 K. Agostino Claimed off waivers
2/11 R. Murphy Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
2/9 R. Murphy Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
2/9 N. Lappin Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
2/8 E. Yakovlev Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
2/3 C. Schneider Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
2/3 M. Blackwood Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
1/31 E. Gryba Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
1/31 M. Blackwood Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
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