The Pittsburgh Penguins thumped the Arizona Coyotes 7-0 on Monday night to record a sixth straight NHL win.
The Penguins, who are now just a point behind the Montreal Canadiens at the top of the Eastern Conference and overall standings, can thank goaltender Matt Murray for adding to the convincing win after making a 32-save shutout.
MURRAY! MURRAY! Chants ringing throughout @PPGPaintsArena. 1:06 left and we're up 7-0.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 13, 2016
Scott Wilson opened the scoring in the first period, but the Penguins totally dominated in the second period, scoring four times through Nick Bonino, Trevor Daley, Bryan Rust and Sidney Crosby to put Pittsburgh 5-0 up into the second intermission.
Then in the final period, two more scores by Phil Kessel and Justin Schultz wrapped it up 7-0 for the Penguins against the bottom-placed Coyotes.
In the other game of the night, the Boston Bruins scored an overtime winner though Ryan Spooner for a 2-1 victory over the Canadiens.
GOAL!!! ?? pic.twitter.com/rRiGMHjFGQ
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 13, 2016
Boston took the lead with 65 seconds remaining in the second period when Austin Czarnik scored but with three minutes remaining in regulation time Paul Byron scored the equaliser.
Then 3:20 into the overtime period Spooner beat Carey Price to earn the Bruins the 2-1 win.