PITTSBURGH - Ryan Malone can't remember the last time the Pittsburgh Penguins had all of their key players together."It seems like forever," Malone said.With goalie Marc-Andre Fleury winning his first start since badly spraining an ankle nearly three months ago, forever may not seem quite as long now for the Penguins after they beat Atlanta 3-2 on Sunday behind rookie Kris Letang's shootout goal. DeShawn Shead Jersey
Jim Slater and Slava Kozlov scored as the Thrashers came back from a 2-0 deficit, but still lost their seventh in a row and second in a shootout in as many days. They were beaten 3-2 by Boston on Saturday.Fleury, winning his fifth in a row during a streak that began Dec. 6 Bradley McDougald Jersey
in Calgary, turned aside 31 shots and didn't allow former teammate Erik Christensen, Eric Perrin or Ilya Kovalchuk to get the puck past him in the shootout."I was a little nervous in overtime, but we still played good and it was fun to get the win," said Fleury, making his first start at home since Dec. 3. "It Frank Clark Jersey
was good to get that first game behind me."Now if only the Penguins could get Sidney Crosby back, as well as newly acquired Marian Ho sa (knee) and playoff-proven forward Gary Roberts (broken leg, ankle). They are 11-6-4 since Crosby injured an ankle Jan. 18, but are uncertain when he will return. Ho sa could be back during a three-game road trip that starts Tuesday in Tampa."We're hurting right now with injuries," coach Michel Therrien Cassius Marsh Jersey
said.Even if all those injuries haven't exactly ruined their season.The Penguins had lost four of five, but winning Sunday moved them past idle New Jersey and into the Atlantic Division lead by one point. The Thrashers, rapidly falling out of playoff contention, are 0-4-3 in their last seven.