Chris Kunitz, Matt Niskanen score as Penguins top Flames

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Calgary, AB, Canada (4E Sports) – Chris Kunitz and Matt Niskanen each had a goal to lift Pittsburgh Penguins over the Calgary Flames 2-1 Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves.

The Penguins took a 1-0 lead at 16:34 of the first period on a shot from Kunitz.

They made it 2-0 at 6:42 of the second period after Niskanen’s shot squeaked through the pads of Flames goalie Reto Berra.

Mikael Backlund scored for the Flames at 11:29 of the third period by outplaying Kris Letang for the puck before executing a slap shot from 40 feet.

The Pens improved to 33-12-2, while the Flames fell to 15-24-6.

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