ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sidney Crosby had two goals and two assists for a season-high four points and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 6-4 on Thursday night.
Ryan Poehling, Kris Letang, Brock McGinn and Jake Guentzel also scored for the Penguins and Tristan Jarry stopped 19 shots. Pittsburgh is 3-1-1 after losing seven straight.
Joel Eriksson Ek scored twice and Brandon Duhaime and Matt Dumba added goals for the Wild. Filip Gustavsson, filling in for the injured Marc-Andre Fleury, made 26 saves.
Pittsburgh took advantage of a 5-on-3 power play late in the second to take a 3-2 lead, with Letang rapping home a pass from Crosby for his first of the season.
Crosby doubled the lead early in the third with his second of the night, a power-play goal.
NOTES: Fleury was placed on the injured list Wednesday after suffering an upper-body injury Tuesday night at Nashville. … Guentzel had an empty-netter, giving him a four-game goal streak. ... The Wild debuted their reverse retro uniforms, featuring a green jersey and pants patterned after the 1978 Minnesota North Stars uniforms.
Penguins: At Winnipeg on Saturday night.
Wild: Hosts Carolina on Saturday night.
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