Crosby, Sheary lead Pen­guins in OT

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AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS PITTS­BURGH — 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 for the first time in 11 games, 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.

Matt Mur­ray made 28 saves for the Pen­guins, who won their sixth in a row at home.

Wild 3, Fly­ers 0

At St. Paul, Minn., 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.

Brian El­liott made 17 saves for Philadel­phia, shut out for an NHL-high fifth time this sea­son.

Pan­thers 4, Stars 3 (OT)

At Sun­rise, Fla., Jonathan Hu­berdeau had two pow­er­play 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.

Jamie Benn had two goals for Dal­las, and Remi Elie also scored. Tyler Seguin had a goal in the shootout.

Kari Le­hto­nen made 26 saves dur­ing his first start in four games. Alexan­der Radulov added two as­sists for the Stars and has at least one point in nine straight games.

Blue Jack­ets 2, Cana­di­ens 1

At Mon­treal, Zach Weren­ski scored 1:09 into over­time, lift­ing Colum­bus.

Josh An­der­son had a goal 2:29 into the game for Colum­bus, and Sergei Bo­brovsky made 28 saves, al­low­ing only a goal to Paul By­ron early in the third pe­riod.

Jets 4, Coy­otes 1

At Win­nipeg, Man­i­toba, 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.

Preda­tors 6, Cap­i­tals 3

At Nashville, Tenn., Mat­tias Ekholm and Kevin Fiala each had a goal and an as­sist to lead Nashville past Wash­ing­ton for its fifth straight vic­tory.

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