Crosby picks up 21st goal, Pen­guins throt­tle Coy­otes

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Sid­ney Crosby left briefly af­ter tak­ing a stick to the face then re­turned and picked up his NHL-lead­ing 21st goal as the Pittsburgh Pen­guins crushed the Ari­zona Coy­otes 7-0 on Mon­day night.

Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Trevor Da­ley, Phil Kes­sel, Nick Bonino and Justin Schultz also scored for the Pen­guins, who won their sea­son-high sixth straight by throt­tling the strug­gling Coy­otes to cel­e­brate coach Mike Sul­li­van’s first-year on the job in style. Matt Murray fin­ished with 32 saves while pick­ing up his third ca­reer shutout.

Ari­zona’s Mike Smith, the lone bright spot for a team with the fewest vic­to­ries in the league, stopped 18 of 22 shots be­fore be­ing pulled mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod. The Coy­otes are 1-4-3 in their last eight games.

BRU­INS 2, CANA­DI­ENS 1, OT

Ryan Spooner scored in over­time and his goal with­stood a video re­view, lift­ing Bos­ton over Mon­treal. Spooner got his goal 3:20 into OT on a par­tial break­away off a nice give-and-go with Torey Krug.

Mon­treal chal­lenged, claim­ing Spooner was off­side, but the goal stood. Austin Czarnik also scored for the Bru­ins, and Tuukka Rask made 30 saves while Bos­ton handed Mon­treal a rare home loss.

Paul By­ron scored late in the third pe­riod to Chicago St. Louis Min­nesota Win­nipeg Nashville Dal­las Colorado

sal­vage a point for the Cana­di­ens. Carey Price stopped 27 shots in de­feat, just his fifth loss in 21 starts this sea­son. David Kre­jci ap­peared to

give the Bru­ins a vic­tory 59 sec­onds into over­time, but of­fi­cials de­ter­mined David Pas­tr­nak had in­ter­fered with Price. — AP

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