Penguins shut down Wild with Greiss in net

St. Paul, MN ( – Thomas Greiss made 33 saves and the
Pittsburgh Penguins continued their superb defensive play with a 4-1 victory
over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh, which was coming off back-to-back shutouts of the Kings and Sabres
courtesy of starter Marc-Andre Fleury, had success with their backup between
the pipes.

The team’s shutout streak ran to 205:28 before Greiss allowed a goal midway
through the third period.

Nick Spaling, Brandon Sutter, Chris Kunitz and Patric Hornqvist all scored for
the Penguins, which won its fifth straight game.

Nino Niederreiter supplied Minnesota’s lone goal and Darcy Kuemper allowed
three goals on 21 shots in the Wild’s first home loss.