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NHL pluses and minuses: Penguins have won seven in a row
NHL pluses and minuses: Penguins have won seven in a row

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + The Pittsburgh Penguins, fueled by a power play operating at a 37.5% success rate, have won seven straight games. Sidney Crosby, who had five assists against Buffalo on Saturday, leads the league in scoring with 24 points. Earlier in the week, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury signed a four-year, $23-million extension. + Kudos to the New York Islanders for pulling off a difficult double by beating the Ducks (in overtime) and the Kings (in a shootout) on consecutive days, and then winning in Arizona to conclude a 3-2 trip. It has taken the Islanders a while to rebuild, but they've assembled some...

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