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Penguins demolish Coyotes

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Sidney Crosby left briefly after taking a stick to the face then returned and picked up his NHL-leading 21st goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Arizona Coyotes 7-0 on Monday night.

Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Trevor Daley, Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino and Justin Schultz also scored for Pittsburgh, which won its season-high sixth straight by throttling the struggling Coyotes to celebrate coach Mike Sullivan’s first-year on the job in style. Matt Murray finished with 32 saves while picking up his third career shutout.

In the only other game on the NHL schedule on Monday, Boston edged Montreal 2-1 in overtime.

Ryan Spooner scored in overtime and his goal withstood a video review, lifting the Bruins over the Canadiens.

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