Crosby, Sheary lead Pen­guins past Sabres

Manteca Bulletin - - Sports -

PITTS­BURGH (AP) — 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.

WILD 3, FLYERS 0 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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.

Dub­nyk’s third shutout of the sea­son stretched his score­less streak to 195:05, break­ing his mark of 183:16 set last sea­son for the long­est in team his­tory. Dub­nyk has stopped the last 103 shots he’s faced.

Eric Staal and Jason Zucker each scored an empty-net goal for Min­nesota, which has won a sea­son-best three straight.

OIL­ERS 8, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2 ED­MON­TON, Al­berta (AP) — Ryan Nu­gent-Hop­kins and Con­nor McDavid each had two goals for Ed­mon­ton in a vic­tory over Ve­gas.

Os­car Klef­bom, Pa­trick Ma­roon, Matt Ben­ning and Mark Letestu also scored for the Oil­ers, who snapped a two-game skid. Cam Tal­bot stopped 22 shots. PREDA­TORS 6, CAP­I­TALS 3 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mat­tias Ekholm and Kevin Fiala each had a goal and an as­sist to lead Nashville past Washington for its fifth straight vic­tory.

Craig Smith, Nick Bonino, Filip Fors­berg and Mi­ikka Salo­maki also scored for Nashville. Pekka Rinne made 26 saves, and 12 play­ers had at least one point for the Preda­tors. BLUE JACK­ETS 2, CANA­DI­ENS 1, OT MON­TREAL (AP) — Zach Weren­ski scored 1:09 into over­time, lift­ing Colum­bus over Mon­treal. Josh An­der­son had a goal 2:29 into the game for Colum- bus, and Sergei Bo­brovsky made 28 saves, al­low­ing only a goal to Paul By­ron early in the third pe­riod.

Char­lie Lind­gren, mak­ing his fifth con­sec­u­tive start for Mon­treal, stopped 23 shots. Weren­ski beat him with a wrist shot to the roof of the net on his glove side. PAN­THERS 4, STARS 3, OT SUN­RISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Hu­berdeau had two power-play goals and Vin­cent Trocheck scored the win­ner in a shootout to lift Florida over Dal­las.

Alek­sander Barkov scored in reg­u­la­tion and the shootout for the Pan­thers. Roberto Luongo stopped 40 shots, plus two more in the tiebreaker.

JETS 4, COY­OTES 1 WIN­NIPEG, Man­i­toba (AP) — Con­nor Helle­buyck made 32 saves and Win­nipeg de­feated Ari­zona for its sec­ond vic­tory over the strug­gling Coy­otes in four days.

On a night when the Jets in­ducted Dale Haw­er­chuk into their Hall of Fame and lifted his No. 10 ban­ner to the rafters, the home team eas­ily han­dled the fran­chise that moved from Win­nipeg to Ari­zona 21 years ago. CANUCKS 3, KINGS 2 LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — Sven Baertschi scored the tiebreak­ing goal on a power play early in the third pe­riod and Van­cou­ver wrapped up a four-game road trip by send­ing Los An­ge­les to its third con­sec­u­tive loss.

Hen­rik Sedin and Bo Hor­vat scored sec­ond-pe­riod goals for the Canucks, who had lost two straight and five of seven.

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