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  • December 11, 2017 10:30 AM GMT

    PITTSBURGH -- A year into the job, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivans daily message to his team has not changed. Just as he did when he took over an underachieving group last December, Sullivan wants the Penguins to play the right way.Play smart defensively. Push it up the ice. Dont get caught up trying to make the fancy play. Just take the shot. Lots of them preferably. Repeat as necessary.At the moment, there may be no team in the NHL doing it as well as the defending Stanley Cup champions.Sidney Crosby left briefly after taking a stick to the face then returned to pick up his NHL-leading 21st goal and the Penguins crushed the Arizona Coyotes 7-0 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.Pittsburgh has outscored the opposition 36-14 during the run, including Crosbys latest highlight reel score when he swatted a puck out of midair to make it 5-0 in the second period.I mean when youre winning, its fun, Crosby said. I think weve done a good job of limiting other teams chances. When youre doing that, youre creating offense and giving yourself a chance, so I think weve done a good job at that.Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Trevor Daley, Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino and Justin Schultz also scored for the Penguins, and 13 players recorded at least one point. Matt Murray finished with 32 saves while picking up his third career shutout as Pittsburgh pulled into a first-place tie with the New York Rangers atop the crowded Metropolitan Division.Sids been on a tear and has been playing inspired hockey and I think Genos line has very quietly been productive, Sullivan said. When you get the third and fourth lines doing what they do ... were finding offense throughout our lineup and thats whats helping us win games.Arizonas Mike Smith, the lone bright spot for a team with the fewest victories in the league, stopped 18 of 22 shots before being pulled midway through the second period. The Coyotes are 1-4-3 in their last eight.Theres a standard you have to play to in the NHL whether youre a young guy or a veteran and we didnt play or compete at an NHL level tonight, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. Thats the score you get and thats where were at today.Crosby received treatment between the first and second periods after getting whacked in the mouth by Arizonas Martin Hanzal. The sellout crowd cheered when the captain returned to the bench about three minutes into the second. The roar grew considerably louder when Crosby stood all alone in front of the Coyotes net and patiently waited for the rebound off Evgeni Malkins slap shot to fall below the crossbar before he took a swing at it, replicating a goal he scored against Dallas earlier this month when he smacked the puck off the back of Stars goaltender Antti Niemi.I think you just kind of hope you have enough time to wait for it to go below the cross bar and have a play at it, Crosby said. Sometimes you put it where you want to. With the goal, I think he was looking for it up in the air, so I got lucky.By then, the matter was already well in hand for Pittsburgh, which improved to 52-23-8 in the regular season since Sullivan replaced Mike Johnston on Dec. 12, 2015. Sullivans arrival galvanized an underachieving club and provided the spark that eventually ended with the Penguins capturing the franchises fourth Stanley Cup last June.Pittsburgh is right back in the thick of it once again behind Crosby, whose remarkable surge coincided with Sullivans promotion. Crosbys 48 goals and 42 assists since Jan. 1, 2016 are the most in the NHL.When our special teams gets back up to where we know they can be, and if we continue to score like this and get great goaltending, Bonino said, then were obviously a tough team.Game notes Louis Domingue filled in after Smith was pulled in the middle of the second period and made nine saves on 12 shots. ... Pittsburgh went 2 for 7 on the power play. The Coyotes were 0 for 3 with the man advantage. ... Arizona scratched Ds Connor Murphy and Kevin Connauton and F Anthony Duclair. ... Pittsburgh scratched D Steve Olesky and C Eric Fehr.UP NEXTCoyotes: Visit Detroit on Tuesday night. Arizona is 0-3-1 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.Penguins: Continue a three-game homestand on Wednesday night against Boston. Nike Shox Nz White .C. - The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Anton Khudobin on injured reserve with an unspecified lower-body injury. Nike Vapormax Violet Dust . -- Ohio States Urban Meyer has never had any issue acclimating to the biggest stages in college football. http://www.bitsats.net/nike-shox-clearance-sale-shox-nz-men-s-running-shoes-white-gold.html . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. Vapormax Platinum For Sale Men s/Women s .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. Nike Vapormax Cdg . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Matt Williams scored 20 points and made 6 of 12 3-pointers, Tacko Fall grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked four shots and UCF beat Seattle 67-51 on Saturday night.Fall opened with a layup and UCF never trailed. B.J. Taylor scored 10 points in the first half and the Knights led 33-20 at halftime after holding the Redhawks to 25 percent shooting from the floor (8 of 32).Williams 3 sparked an 8-0 second-half run for a 45-28 UCF lead, which increased to 56-37 after he hhit back-to-back 3s with 5:45 to go.ddddddddddddTaylor scored 20 points, made all 10 of his free throws and had three steals for UCF (4-1). Nick Banyard scored 10 points. Fall grabbed double-digit rebounds for the fourth time in five games.Brendan Westendorf scored 14 points and Morgan Means added 10 for Seattle (2-4), which ends a five-game road trip. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '