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Player Notes from the Penguins 5-2 win over the Rangers

It was a dominant 5-2 win for the Penguins over the New York Rangers and it was another game where the Penguins got contributions from all over.
Some Notables:
*Chris Kunitz had 2 goals and 1 assist, netting goals 22 and 23 on the season.
*Sidney Crosby had 1 goal and 2 assists, giving him 62 points on the season. Crosby has 26 points in his last 15 games, and has points in 14 of his last 15 games.
*Marc Andre Fleury made 33 saves to earn his 23rd win of the season. Fleury now 15-2 at home this season, is 30-5 in his last 35 home starts.
*Coming into the game with no goals in 15 games and just 1 goal in his last 25 games, Jussi Jokinen broke out of his goal scoring slump with a 2 goal night.
*Joe Vitale is becoming a very important hockey player to this hockey team. 10-1 (90%) in the faceoff circle, and had a stat line of 1 assist, +1, 3 blocked shots and 3 hits.
*Simon Despres led the Penguins with 5 hits.
*Brian Gibbons was very effective in using his speed to the outside and had 2 assists for his first multi-assist game in his NHL career.

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