Kapanen’s hat trick powers Penguins to 6-2 win over Blues


              Pittsburgh Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen (42) gets a shot behind St. Louis Blues goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) for his third goal of the night, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            
              St. Louis Blues goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Rickard Rakell (67) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
            Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) returns to the bench after scoring an empty-net goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) St. Louis Blues goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) blocks a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Brock McGinn (23) with Blues' Nick Leddy (4) defending during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) is pushed away from the Pittsburgh Penguins bench by official Justin St. Pierre (12) as he is replaced in goal by Thomas Greiss during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pittsburgh Penguins' Jason Zucker (16) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) St. Louis Blues goaltender Thomas Greiss blocks a shot during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pittsburgh Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen (42) returns to the bench after scoring the first of his two goals against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) scores past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) celebrates with Chad Ruhwedel (2) after scoring against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) St. Louis Blues' Pavel Buchnevich (89) is congratulated by Colton Parayko (55) for a goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pittsburgh Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen (42) celebrates with Sidney Crosby (87) after Kapanen scored during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. It was Kapanen's second goal of the period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) St. Louis Blues' Pavel Buchnevich (89) returns to the bench after scoring during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) returns to the bench after scoring during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)