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Penguins Beat Blues 3-2 in SO for 7th Straight Win
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Chris Kunitz scored the deciding goal on a backhander in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins took a seven-game winning streak into the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

Patrik Berglund ended a seven-game point drought with a pair of goals and tied it on a penalty shot early in the third period for the Blues, who erased a two-goal, second-period deficit. They're an NHL-best 21-3-4 at home and 9-0-2 against the Eastern Conference, recovering for a point one night after missing a chance to grab the overall NHL points lead in a loss at Detroit.

NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin got the other shootout goal for the Penguins after getting shut down by the Blues' top line headed by David Backes. Malkin had totaled nine goals and 13 points in a six-game goal streak.

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