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Fleury strong, Pens strike 3 times in first to nip Devils

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pascal Dupuis, Chris Conner and Jayson Megna tallied in a three-goal first-period burst which helped Pittsburgh hang on and edge New Jersey, 3-2, at CONSOL Energy Center.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 37 shots for the Penguins, winners in seven of their last eight to maintain a healthy lead in the Metropolitan Division.

Patrik Elias and Dainius Zubrus scored in the second period for the Devils, who have lost five of their last six. Cory Schneider shook off a poor start to make 20 saves in defeat.

12/13 21:30:58 ET

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