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Crosby's 19th goal lifts injury ravaged Penguins by slumping Maple Leafs 3-1

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Chris Conner (23) gets the puck behind Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) and Dion Phaneuf (3) for a goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
December 16, 2013 - 7:03 PM

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sidney Crosby's 19th goal of the season broke a tie with just over 6 minutes remaining and the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Monday night.

Crosby took a centring pass from Pascal Dupuis and beat Toronto's Jonathan Bernier to the stick side to boost his point total to a league-leading 47.

Chris Conner and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Penguins, who were playing without a number of regulars, including forward Evgeni Malkin.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for Pittsburgh to improve to 27-3 in his past 30 home starts. Pittsburgh has won four straight and nine of 10.

Morgan Rielly scored the first goal of his career for the Maple Leafs. Bernier made 28 saves, but couldn't stop Toronto from losing for the fourth time in its past five games.

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