Crosby, Sheary lead Penguins in OT
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.