Crosby, Sheary lead Penguins past Sabres
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.