Rookie Kris Letang scores 2nd straight shootout winner and Penguins beat Canucks 2-1

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—Rookie defenseman Kris Letang scored his second straight shootout winner in the sixth round, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

Letang, who beat Miikka Kiprusoff in the shootout to seal a win in Calgary on Thursday, made a strong forehand deke to easily beat a sprawled Roberto Luongo and seal the win.

Former Canucks backup Dany Sabourin made 35 saves for the Penguins in regulation and overtime, then stopped five of six in the shootout as Pittsburgh won for the seventh time in eight games.

Petr Sykora scored in regulation for the Penguins, who completed a three-game sweep of their first trip through Western Canada since Sidney Crosby joined the team. Crosby was held pointless for a second straight game for the first time this season.

Roberto Luongo made 31 saves, including a penalty shot stop on Crosby in overtime and another with the game on the line in the shootout, but Erik Christensen and Letang both beat him with dekes in the shootout.

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Three Stars

  Three Stars
K. Letang
K. Letang
Penguins - D
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
E. Malkin
E. Malkin
Penguins - C
Goals: 0
Assists: 1
R. Luongo
R. Luongo
Canucks - G
Saves: 31
Save Pct.: .969

Goaltending

Goalie Team Shot Save
Roberto Luongo Fla 33 32

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