At Uniondale, N.Y., Alex Kovalev, Jason Spezza and Mike Fisher scored in a 6:59 span in the third period for Ottawa.
Ottawa won for the 14th time in its past 16 games, erasing a 3-1 deficit to head into the Olympic break with momentum. Jarkko Ruutu also scored. scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give Chicago the victory. At Pittsburgh, Cal O’Reilly and Martin Erat scored in the shootout and Penguins and Canada’s Olympic hockey star Sidney Crosby was seen wincing shortly after blocking a shot.
Crosby, who tied Alex Ovechkin for the NHL lead with his 42nd goal of the season and also added an assist, appeared frustrated and in pain on the bench after an apparent injury to his right leg moments after he blocked a shot with his shin.