That kind of puck movement has been one of the reasons why the Penguins have been able to stay afloat despite their five-on-five struggles.
Their power play started the game at 29.1 percent, second-best in the NHL. They also had the best road conversion percentage (40.0)
"I think what's allowed us to get some of the results that we've gotten to this point is our power play has been very good," Sullivan said after Saturday's morning skate. "That's certainly been one constant, consistent positive for our team in this early part of the season."
The lead didn't last long, however, as Boeser tied it for the Canucks at 7:07 of the opening period.
Maatta's clearing attempt hit a linesman's skate. Horvat had a smart keep-in, and Boeser pulled the puck around Murray's leg pad.
That represented the first goal Murray has ever allowed against the Canucks. He pitched a pair of shutouts against them last season, stopping a total of 56 shots.
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