Penguins rout Flyers to stay alive

PHILADELPHIA — Pushed to the brink of a sweep, Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal pushed back with a vengeance, helping the Penguins score nine goals in the first two periods in a 10-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday in their opening-round playoff series.

Staal had a hat trick, Malkin scored his first two goals of the series and Crosby added one to help the Penguins cut the series deficit to 3-1.

SENATORS 3, RANGERS 2 (OT)

In Ottawa, Kyle Turris scored at 2:42 of overtime to give the Senators a victory over New York, tying the Eastern Conference series at a game apiece.

Milan Michalek and Sergei Gonchar scored in the second period as the Senators erased a 2-0 deficit.

SUSPENDED: The NHL suspended Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres indefinitely Wednesday for knocking Chicago’s Marian Hossa out of Tuesday’s game – and maybe the playoffs – with a shoulder blow to the head.

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