Crosby sets up OT winner
PITTSBURGH Sidney Crosby ended a long goal drought and assisted on Conor Sheary’s winner 16 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Crosby scored his sixth of the season, Sheary had a pair of goals and Patric Hornqvist added one for Pittsburgh. Phil Kessel got his eighth of the season and has goals in four straight games. Kessel, the team’s leading scorer, has at least one point in five straight games — and 16 of 20 this season.
Matt Murray made 28 saves for the Penguins, who won their sixth in a row at home. Pittsburgh is 12-0-1 in its last 13 games against the Sabres, including seven consecutive wins at home.
Crosby scored for the first time in 11 games, and Buffalo’s Jack Eichel ended an eightgame drought, both in the second period.
WILD 3, FLYERS 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Devan Dubnyk posted his third straight shutout with 30 saves and Nino Niederreiter scored 12 seconds into the game for Minnesota in a win against Philadelphia.
PREDATORS 6, CAPITALS 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mattias Ekholm and Kevin Fiala each had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville past Washington for its fifth straight victory.
BLUE JACKETS 2, CANADIENS 1, OT
MONTREAL — Zach Werenski scored 1:09 into overtime, lifting Columbus over Montreal.
PANTHERS 4, STARS 3, OT
SUNRISE, Fla. — Jonathan Huberdeau had two powerplay goals and Vincent Trocheck scored the winner in a shootout to lift Florida over Dallas.
JETS 4, COYOTES 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Connor Hellebuyck made 32 saves and Winnipeg defeated Arizona for its second victory over the struggling Coyotes in four days.
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with Patric Hornqvist (72) and Justin Schultz (4) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Pittsburgh, Tuesday.