Unfortunately for the Devils, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins finally found their stride at home.

Crosby and Chris Kunitz each had a goal and two assists, and Pittsburgh picked up its first victory of the season on home ice by beating the Devils 5-1 yesterday.

The Penguins used a relentless forecheck to overwhelm New Jersey in the third period, scoring three times on 10 shots while turning a one-goal game into a rout.

"We were skating a lot and I think that was a big part of it — keeping it simple," Crosby said. "As a group, I think we made it easier on each other, not just our line, but as a five-man unit. Our D were retrieving pucks and allowing us to get speed through the neutral zone."