Hornqvist has 2 goals, assist and Pens top Red Wings 5-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Patric Hornqvist and the fourth line set the tone in another big win for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Hornqvist had two goals and an assist and the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday.

''Sometimes you get lucky out there and you keep shooting and keep finding the back of the net,'' Hornqvist said. ''It was one of those afternoons. It's always fun to score.''

Hornqvist has 14 goals this season. Sidney Crosby scored his 11th of the season, Kris Letang added his 14th on the power play and Sam Lafferty also scored for Pittsburgh, which moved within one point of first-place Washington in the Metropolitan Division.

Crosby continued a four-game point streak on Sunday. He has six goals and 19 points in 12 games since returning from core muscle surgery on Jan. 14.

Matt Murray made 27 saves for Pittsburgh, which has won 11 of its past 15 games.

''For the most part, I think we're trending the right way and to me, that's encouraging,'' Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. ''I think we're getting back to the game that has brought us success most of the year. There are always ways we can get better and improve, and we're going to push this group to try and get to another level.''

Valtteri Filppula scored his fifth of the season for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight game. The Red Wings have been outscored 16-5 in their past four games and 59-23 in their past 16. Detroit has lost 14 of its past 16 games.

Sunday's loss was the third straight game, and the second time in as many days, that the Red Wings gave up four unanswered goals after taking a 1-0 lead. The Red Wings lost 4-1 at Boston on Saturday.

Jimmy Howard made 12 saves, but was pulled after Crosby's goal gave Pittsburgh a 4-1 lead in the second period. Jonathan Bernier stopped 18 of 19 shots.

''When things are going poorly, it's easy to point fingers, but we're all part of the problem,'' Red Wings forward Luke Glendening said. ''We have to look within ourselves and see how we can be part of the solution.''

Filppula opened the scoring at 5:37 of the first period before Lafferty tied it at 1-1 a couple of minutes later. It was the first of three goals from the Penguins' fourth line.

''We were able to find minutes for them, and they played extremely well,'' Sullivan said. ''They had a great start to the game and obviously scored a couple goals for us. These guys are important players for us.''

Letang's power-play goal, a slap shot through traffic from the point, gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead at 14:35 of the first period. Letang continued a five-game point streak.

Letang's power-play goal was his sixth of the season, tying a career high established in 2013-14, and second with the man advantage in as many games. Pittsburgh has power-play goals in four straight games.

Hornqvist scored 2:53 into the second period. Hornqvist lifted Gustav Lindstrom's stick at the left circle and whipped a quick turnaround shot past a still-standing Howard.

Crosby gave Pittsburgh a 4-1 lead at 7:55 of the second period. He took a pass from Marcus Pettersson and beat Howard with a slap shot from the top of the right circle.

Hornqvist added his second of the game at 11:53 of the second period. Brandon Tanev fought through contact at the blueline before passing to a streaking Hornqvist, who beat Bernier to the glove side.

''(Hornqvist) is a great teammate, he's a great person and he just wants to help this team win,'' Sullivan said. ''I was happy for him that he scored a few goals. He's certainly deserving.''

NOTES: The Penguins swept the season series against Detroit for the first time since 2015-16. . Detroit's Filip Hronek and Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese both left in the second period and did not return. . Pittsburgh's Nick Bjugstad (core muscle surgery) and Dominik Kahun (concussion) skated Sunday morning, but did not play against the Red Wings. Bjugstad has missed 38 games and Kahun eight in a row. . Red Wings' D Trevor Daley missed Sunday's game because of an upper-body injury sustained Saturday. He is one game from 1,050 in the NHL. Madison Bowey replaced Daley in the lineup. . Detroit's Anthony Mantha played his 250th NHL game.

UP NEXT

Red Wings: Host Montreal on Tuesday.

Penguins: Continue a four-game homestand against Toronto on Tuesday.

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DET14-43-4
1001
PIT36-15-6
2305
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Abdelkader RW00-301/0209:246
A. Athanasiou RW00131/1016:070
T. Bertuzzi LW01130/0016:353
A. Biega D00010/0021:538
M. Bowey D00-220/0024:382
C. Ehn C00-301/1010:560
R. Fabbri RW00-120/0017:390
V. Filppula C10113/5017:170
L. Glendening RW00-136/2014:392
M. Green D00-100/0021:451
D. Helm LW00000/0015:290
F. Hronek D00000/0010:221
D. Larkin C00-174/9219:091
G. Lindstrom D00-310/0018:413
A. Mantha RW00-130/0017:231
P. Nemeth D00000/0022:412
F. Nielsen C00017/4013:352
B. Perlini LW00-210/0009:062
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
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Z. Aston-Reese LW00-100/0007:052
T. Blueger C01004/5014:142
S. Crosby C111410/7019:181
P. Hornqvist RW21330/0013:581
J. Johnson D00010/0022:172
S. Lafferty RW10221/0009:371
K. Letang D10040/0023:150
E. Malkin C00016/8020:000
J. McCann LW00050/1018:160
M. Pettersson D01210/0022:121
J. Riikola D00120/0014:310
C. Ruhwedel D00100/0015:571
B. Rust RW00040/0018:551
J. Schultz D00200/0021:070
D. Simon RW00120/0018:262
B. Tanev RW01030/0012:011
J. Zucker LW01110/0019:200
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier 191180.94732:05
J. Howard (L)164120.75027:55
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier 19
J. Howard (L)16
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
M. Murray (W)281270.96460:00
GOALIESSA
M. Murray (W)28
Jack Johnson shot on goal (Wrist shot)
DET:GoalsShots
PIT:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • PIT
        11:53GOAL Patric Hornqvist (Wrist shot), Assists: Brandon Tanev and Teddy Blueger
      • PIT
        07:55GOAL Sidney Crosby (Slap shot), Assists: Marcus Pettersson and Jason Zucker
      • PIT
        02:53GOAL Patric Hornqvist (Snap shot), Assist: Andrew Agozzino
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • PIT
        14:35(PP) GOAL Kris Letang (Snap shot), Assists: Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist
      • PIT
        07:58GOAL Sam Lafferty (Wrist shot)
      • DET
        05:37GOAL Valtteri Filppula (Backhand shot), Assist: Tyler Bertuzzi
    PENALTIES
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • DET
        15:37Dylan Larkin penalty Roughing - 2 min.
      • 1ST PERIOD
        • DET
          13:54Justin Abdelkader penalty Interference - 2 min.
      TEAM STATS
      DET
      PIT
      Shots on Goal2835
      Goals in Power Play01
      Faceoff Wins2322
      Penalties20
      Major Penalties00
      Minor Penalties20
      Misconducts00
      TEAM STATS
      DET
      Shots on Goal28
      Goals in Power Play0
      Faceoff Wins23
      Penalties2
      Major Penalties0
      Minor Penalties2
      Misconducts0
      123T
      DET14-43-4
      1001
      PIT36-15-6
      2305
      STARS OF THE GAME
      3.6 %SHOT %14.3 %
      0.857 %SAVE %0.964 %
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      J. Abdelkader RW00-301/0209:246
      A. Athanasiou RW00131/1016:070
      T. Bertuzzi LW01130/0016:353
      A. Biega D00010/0021:538
      M. Bowey D00-220/0024:382
      C. Ehn C00-301/1010:560
      R. Fabbri RW00-120/0017:390
      V. Filppula C10113/5017:170
      L. Glendening RW00-136/2014:392
      M. Green D00-100/0021:451
      D. Helm LW00000/0015:290
      F. Hronek D00000/0010:221
      D. Larkin C00-174/9219:091
      G. Lindstrom D00-310/0018:413
      A. Mantha RW00-130/0017:231
      P. Nemeth D00000/0022:412
      F. Nielsen C00017/4013:352
      B. Perlini LW00-210/0009:062
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      A. Agozzino C01221/2009:313
      Z. Aston-Reese LW00-100/0007:052
      T. Blueger C01004/5014:142
      S. Crosby C111410/7019:181
      P. Hornqvist RW21330/0013:581
      J. Johnson D00010/0022:172
      S. Lafferty RW10221/0009:371
      K. Letang D10040/0023:150
      E. Malkin C00016/8020:000
      J. McCann LW00050/1018:160
      M. Pettersson D01210/0022:121
      J. Riikola D00120/0014:310
      C. Ruhwedel D00100/0015:571
      B. Rust RW00040/0018:551
      J. Schultz D00200/0021:070
      D. Simon RW00120/0018:262
      B. Tanev RW01030/0012:011
      J. Zucker LW01110/0019:200
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      J. Bernier 191180.94732:05
      J. Howard (L)164120.75027:55
      GOALIESSA
      J. Bernier 19
      J. Howard (L)16
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      M. Murray (W)281270.96460:00
      GOALIESSA
      M. Murray (W)28
      STARS OF THE GAME
      123T
      DET14-43-4
      1001
      PIT36-15-6
      2305
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      J. Abdelkader RW00-301/0209:246
      A. Athanasiou RW00131/1016:070
      T. Bertuzzi LW01130/0016:353
      A. Biega D00010/0021:538
      M. Bowey D00-220/0024:382
      C. Ehn C00-301/1010:560
      R. Fabbri RW00-120/0017:390
      V. Filppula C10113/5017:170
      L. Glendening RW00-136/2014:392
      M. Green D00-100/0021:451
      D. Helm LW00000/0015:290
      F. Hronek D00000/0010:221
      D. Larkin C00-174/9219:091
      G. Lindstrom D00-310/0018:413
      A. Mantha RW00-130/0017:231
      P. Nemeth D00000/0022:412
      F. Nielsen C00017/4013:352
      B. Perlini LW00-210/0009:062
      Total1102823/224-34
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      A. Agozzino C01221/2009:313
      Z. Aston-Reese LW00-100/0007:052
      T. Blueger C01004/5014:142
      S. Crosby C111410/7019:181
      P. Hornqvist RW21330/0013:581
      J. Johnson D00010/0022:172
      S. Lafferty RW10221/0009:371
      K. Letang D10040/0023:150
      E. Malkin C00016/8020:000
      J. McCann LW00050/1018:160
      M. Pettersson D01210/0022:121
      J. Riikola D00120/0014:310
      C. Ruhwedel D00100/0015:571
      B. Rust RW00040/0018:551
      J. Schultz D00200/0021:070
      D. Simon RW00120/0018:262
      B. Tanev RW01030/0012:011
      J. Zucker LW01110/0019:200
      Total5703522/230-18
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      J. Bernier 191180.94732:05
      J. Howard (L)164120.75027:55
      GOALIESSA
      J. Bernier 19
      J. Howard (L)16
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      M. Murray (W)281270.96460:00
      GOALIESSA
      M. Murray (W)28
      GOALS
        • 2ND PERIOD
        • 1ST PERIOD
        PENALTIES
        • 3RD PERIOD
          • 1ST PERIOD
          • 3RD PERIOD
          • 2ND PERIOD
          • 1ST PERIOD

          123T
          DET14-43-4
          1001
          PIT36-15-6
          2305
          TEAM STATS
          2.11
          GF AVG
          3.91
          GA AVG
          .47
          Power Play
          3.59
          GF AVG
          2.96
          GA AVG
          .65
          Power Play
          All times are US/Eastern.