HAGELIN HELPS PEN­GUINS RALLY PAST HUR­RI­CANES

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pitts­burgh »Carl Hagelin scored with 4:15 re­main­ing and the Pitts­burgh Pen­guins ral­lied to beat the Carolina Hur­ri­canes 3-2 Wed­nes­day night.

Hagelin got his fifth goal of the sea­son and sec­ond in two games off a feed from Pa­tric Horn­qvist. That fol­lowed a ty­ing goal from Chris Ku­nitz early in the pe­riod.

Sid­ney Crosby scored his league-lead­ing 26th goal in his 31st game and moved into a tie with Ed­mon­ton’s Con­nor McDavid for the league scor­ing lead at 42 points.

The Pen­guins have won three straight and four of five. They have points in 10 con­sec­u­tive home games and are 11-1-2 in De­cem­ber.

Matt Mur­ray started in net for Pitts­burgh and stopped 25 of 27 shots be­fore Marc-An­dre Fleury re­placed him for the start of the third pe­riod. Fleury made 19 saves for his 11th win.

Lee Stemp­niak scored his sev­enth goal and Elias Lind­holm his third for the Hur­ri­canes, who ended a three-game win­ning streak. Cam Ward stopped 23 shots for Carolina.

WED­NES­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Mitchell Marner scored in the third round of the shootout to lift the Maple Leafs over the Pan­thers 3-2. Rookie Aus­ton Matthews got his 17th goal and an as­sist and Wil­liam Ny­lan­der also scored for the Maple Leafs. Fred­erik An­der­sen made 45 saves and blanked Florida in the shootout. … Tyler John­son scored his sec­ond goal of the game 1:36 into over­time and the Light­ning ral­lied from a two-goal deficit in the third pe­riod to beat the Cana­di­ens 4-3. John­son’s win­ner from the right cir­cle ap­peared to go off a Montreal stick and past goalie Carey Price. … Robby Fab­bri got a hat trick, David Per­ron and Scot­tie Up­shall scored dur­ing St. Louis’ four-goal third pe­riod and the Blues ral­lied to beat the Fly­ers 6-3.

FOOT­NOTES

Tof­foli placed on IR. The Los An­ge­les Kings have placed for­ward Tyler Tof­foli on in­jured re­serve. The Kings made the move be­fore their game at Vancouver. … Artemi Pa­narin and the Black­hawks have agreed to terms on a $12 mil­lion, two-year con­tract ex­ten­sion. The reign­ing Calder Tro­phy win­ner will count $6 mil­lion against the salary cap in the 201718 and 2018-19 sea­sons. Agent Tom Lynn con­firmed the deal in an email to The As­so­ci­ated Press.

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