Crosby scores 400th goal as Pens beat Blues, 4-1


Crosby scores 400th goal as Pens beat Blues, 4-1

Dallas Stars right wing Tyler Pitlick has his shot deflected back between his legs by Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday Feb. 9 2018 in Dallas

Dallas Stars right wing Tyler Pitlick has his shot deflected back between his legs by Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday Feb. 9 2018 in Dallas

Matt Murray made 33 saves for the Penguins to pick up his 18th win of the season.

Sidney Crosby scored twice, including his 400th career goal, to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues Sunday. He not scored since January 14, a 10-game goal-less streak. With 13 assists during that span, few were complaining about that goal drought, but Crosby probably feels relieved nonetheless.

Troy Crosby got the puck after the game along with a big hug.

The Blues generated a 34-23 shots on goal advantage in this game, but only Kyle Brodziak's 1-0 tally beat Murray, and that lead lasted a mere 21 seconds.

With time to add to his totals this afternoon, Crosby now sits at 400 goals and 688 assists for 1,088 points in 839 regular-season games. He converted from close range off a pass from Chris Thorburn.

Crosby has 18 goals on the season.

The biggest roar of the opening 20 minutes came when former Ryan Reaves took his first shift in his first appearance in St. Louis since being traded in the offseason, and then when the team showed a video tribute to him on the scoreboard. Reaves, who spent seven season as the Blues enforcer, was given a loud ovation when he came onto the ice for the first time.

NOTES: Stastny played in his 800th National Hockey League game. Blues goalie Jake Allen started back-to-back games for the first time since December 27-29. The tough schedule continues for the Blues on Tuesday, when they play at Nashville, followed by a game at Dallas on Friday. Pittsburgh has gone four games without a power-play goal, tying a season-high four-game drought from December 11-18.