Kris Letang picked up an assist and eight shots in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over Boston Tuesday night.
He extended his scoring streak to six games over which he has racked up 12 assists. Letang is first among all NHL defensemen with 27 points in 24 contests this season and his improved all-around game has him listed as a favorite for the Norris Trophy in several Las Vegas casinos. "His decision-making has been very good," coach Dan Bylsma said. "Even though he's supporting the rush, he's putting pucks (deep) a little more. He certainly has been a factor. I think I noted with him the maturity in his decision-making with the puck and even jumping in, and how his supporting is much better for our team."