Crosby sets up OT win­ner

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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.

AP PHOTO/GENE J. PUSKAR

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.

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