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Associated Press Joe Vitale, left, of the Pittsburgh Penguins challenges Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom after Backstrom stopped a shot on goal in the first period Tuesday in St. Paul.

Former Wild winger Dupuis lifts Penguins


By Dave Campbell

AP Sports Writer

ST. PAUL -- Pascal Dupuis had a short-handed goal and an assist, James Neal scored for the sixth time this season and the depleted Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Chris Kunitz and Jordan Staal also got goals and Matt Cooke had two assists for the Penguins, who were winless in their previous three games. They have already played eight times in the first 13 days of the season, improving to 4-2-2.

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