Fleury posts eighth shutout as Pens down Flames

Calgary, AB ( - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots for his eighth shutout of the season to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-0 win over the Calgary Flames.

Fleury set a franchise record, as he surpassed Tom Barrasso's shutout mark that was set in the 1997-98 season.

Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist, while David Perron added a goal and an assist and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Penguins, who have won three of their last four. Chris Kunitz had three assists in the win.

"I thought it was a steady game from start to finish," said Pittsburgh head coach Mike Johnston. "I didn't think we had any ups and downs in the game. Still watching Calgary play, and playing against them tonight, they're a good team."

Jonas Hiller allowed all four goals on 24 shots for the Flames, who had a three-game winning streak stopped. Karri Ramo stopped six shots after coming into the game a little over five minutes into the third period.

"We can always learn. Sunday morning, before practice we're going to revisit a few clips in the video like we always do," said Calgary head coach Bob Hartley. "We have the same mindset after a win. Once the game is over you can learn, but you can't replay it."

It took just 5:46 for the Pens to grab the lead when Crosby sent a short pass from the slot to the low right side and Perron finished it off with his 13th goal of the season.

Pittsburgh went ahead 2-0 at 18:10 of the first after Simon Despres sent a hard pass from the high slot to the low left side where Sutter redirected it into the net.

The Pens made it a 3-0 game at 11:58 of the second as Kunitz skated the puck in down the left wing and chipped the pass down low where Crosby tipped it in.

Crosby scored his second of the game on a short break when he skated down the middle and buried the puck for his 17th of the season at 5:19 of the third.

Game Notes

Fleury has 36 shutouts in his career ... Calgary plays in San Jose on Monday ... Pittsburgh wraps up its three-game road trip in Vancouver on Saturday ... Neither team scored on the power play as the Pens had three chances and the Flames had four.