CROSBY LEADS PEN­GUINS’ FLURRY IN WIN OVER STARS

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pitts­burgh» Sid­ney Crosby broke the game’s fi­nal tie and as­sisted on an­other score in the third pe­riod as the Pitts­burgh Pen­guins de­feated the Dallas Stars 6-2 on Thurs­day night.

Crosby scored his league­lead­ing 16th goal in the sec­ond pe­riod and as­sisted on Conor Sheary’s sixth as Pitts­burgh scored three goals in the fi­nal four min­utes. Eric Fehr’s third of the sea­son was the 100th of his ca­reer and Pa­tric Horn­qvist’s seventh came on the power play. Nick Bonino and Ian Cole both scored their third for Pitts­burgh.

Marc-An­dre Fleury made 33 saves for Pitts­burgh.

Dallas has three wins in 14 road games this sea­son.

THURS­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Mar­ian Hossa scored his team­lead­ing 12th goal through a screen at 1:31 of over­time to lift the Black­hawks to a 4-3 vic­tory over the Devils. Hossa’s shot through traf­fic from high in the slot beat Cory Sch­nei­der on the glove side, mo­ments af­ter New Jersey’s Mike Cam­mal­leri hit the post on a prime chance against Chicago’s Corey Craw­ford. … Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals and Kevin Shat­tenkirk added two to lead the Blues to a 5-4 vic­tory over the Light­ning. The Blues have won three in a row and six straight at home. Tampa Bay lost its sea­son-high fourth con­sec­u­tive game. Tarasenko, who leads the team with 13 goals, recorded his fourth ca­reer hat trick. He scored twice in the game’s open­ing 9:37 to stake his team to a 2-0 lead. … Alek­sander Barkov scored on a break­away 2:04 into over­time, lift­ing the Pan­thers to a 2-1 win over the Red Wings and giv­ing in­terim coach Tom Rowe his first vic­tory with the team. … Shane Prince, Brock Nel­son and Ja­son Chimera pro­duced three goals in less than 4½ min­utes of the third pe­riod, lead­ing the Is­lan­ders to their first three-game win­ning streak of the sea­son with a 3-0 vic­tory over the Cap­i­tals. Goalie Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves for his first shutout of the sea­son and 40th of his ca­reer. … Jack Eichel scored two goals in the third pe­riod, and the Sabres beat the Rangers 4-3. … Ryan Spooner and David Pas­tr­nak scored in a shootout, lift­ing the Bru­ins toa 2-1 vic­tory over the Hur­ri­canes. … Claude Giroux scored his sec­ond goal of the game 40 sec­onds into over­time to give the Fly­ers a 3-2 vic­tory over the Se­na­tors. … Mark Letestu and Leon Drai­saitl each had two goals and an as­sist and the Oil­ers used their power play to dou­ble up the Jets 6-3. Ed­mon­ton went 3-for-4 on the power play. … Trevor Lewis scored off a turnover with 4:05 left and the Kings held on to beat the Coy­otes 4-3.

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