Neal inches closer to Gaborik with 21st goal of the season

James Neal (21G-15A-36pts) drove to the net and knocked in a Chris Kunitz rebound on a mis-clear from Canes defenseman Bryan Allen for his 21st goal of the season at 8:10 of the second period, extending his points streak to 8 games in the Penguins 4-2 win. Neal added an assist on Steve Sullivan’s power play goal for a two point night and led the Penguins with 9 shots on goal. Neal has 11 points in his last eight games and moved one goal behind New York’s Marian Gaborik and Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos who lead the league with 22 goals.

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