The teamwork that has made the Penguins so good without their stars over the past two seasons is nice.

Simply having the two best players on the ice also works.

On a night when the Penguins were outplayed, returning center Evgeni Malkin and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were the best players on the ice in a 3-0 victory before 10,681 at Nassau Coliseum.

Fleury stopped 33 shots for this 20th career shutout.