Evgeni Malkin's overtime goal lifts Pittsburgh over Washington

Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin pounded home a rebound 1:31 into overtime to lift the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.


Malkin, the NHL’s leading scorer, banged a long carom off the end boards past Washington’s Michal Neuvirth for his 26th goal of the season. Malkin added two assists to give him a league-leading 58 points on the season.

James Neal scored twice and assisted on the game-winner for Pittsburgh, which has won six in a row.


In Philadelphia, Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal in a shootout and Boston beat Philadelphia.

The Northeast Division-leading Bruins haven’t lost in regulation in Philadelphia since March 10, 2007, going 9-0-1.

The defending Stanley Cup champions are tied with the New York Rangers for first place in the Eastern Conference.

Patrice Bergeron, Seguin, Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Gregory Campbell scored Boston’s goals.


In Anaheim, Calif., Bobby Ryan scored twice and Jonas Hiller made 43 saves to help Anaheim win its sixth consecutive game.

Captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a power play early in the third period and assisted on Ryan’s second goal.

Colorado was coming off a 3-1 victory at Los Angeles on Saturday night.



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