HAGELIN HELPS PENGUINS RALLY PAST HURRICANES
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.
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.
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.