Pittsburgh Penguins stop the New York Rangers for eighth consecutive victory

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PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots to break a tie for Pittsburgh’s career shutout record with 23, and the Penguins beat the New York Rangers 3-0 on Saturday for their eighth consecutive victory.

Pittsburgh's Beau Bennett (right) is congratulated by Tyler Kennedy after scoring on the New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist. The Penguins have won 8 in a row.  MATT FREED/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Pittsburgh's Beau Bennett (right) is congratulated by Tyler Kennedy after scoring on the New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist. The Penguins have won 8 in a row.

Beau Bennett, Pascal Dupuis and Tyler Kennedy scored, and Dustin Jeffrey added two assists.

BLACKHAWKS 8, STARS 1

In Dallas, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa each scored twice in leading Chicago’s rout.

Nick Leddy and Patrick Kane each had a goal and two assists as eight Blackhawks scored two or more points and Chicago boosted its road record to 12-1-2 with a dominant win on the second stop of a four-game road trip.

BRUINS 4, CAPITALS 1

In Boston, Nathan Horton had a goal and two assists, Milan Lucic set up Boston’s first two scores on hustle plays behind the net and the Bruins beat Washington.

David Krejci added a goal and two assists, Rich Peverley had a power-play goal and Andrew Ference scored his first of the season on the eve of his 34th birthday.

SENATORS 4, SABRES 3 (OT)

In Buffalo, N.Y., Kyle Turris scored his second goal 3:54 into the extra period to lift Ottawa.

Patrick Wiercioch had a goal and assist, and Chris Phillips also scored for Ottawa, which won for only the second time in eight games (2-2-4).

CANADIENS 2, DEVILS 1

In Newark, N.J., defenseman Jarred Tinordi, in his NHL debut, set up Tomas Plekanec’s tiebreaking goal in the third period, and Montreal extended its winning streak to five games.

The Canadiens moved into a tie with Pittsburgh for the most points in the Eastern Conference.

WILD 6, AVALANCHE 4

In Denver, Devin Setoguchi scored twice and added the 100th assist of his NHL career to help Minnesota hold off slumping Colorado.

Ryan Suter started a four-goal scoring spree in the first period and the Wild went on to win for the fourth time in five games.

ISLANDERS 4, PANTHERS 3

In Sunrise, Fla., Casey Cizikas broke a third-period
tie, and New York held off Florida after blowing a three-goal lead in the final period.

LIGHTNING 4, HURRICANES 1

In Tampa, Fla., Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat both scored their first NHL goals for Tampa Bay.

Nate Thompson and Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning.

Tampa Bay is 3-8 in its past 11 games.

BLUE JACKETS 1,

COYOTES 0 (SO)

In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves in regulation and overtime, then two more in the shootout to lift surging Columbus to a victory over Phoenix, extending the Blue Jackets’ franchise record point streak to 10 games.

JETS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4 (SO)

In Toronto, Zach Bogosian scored in the 10th round of the shootout to give Winnipeg the win.

Bogosian beat James Reimer, who replaced starter Ben Scrivens to start the third period, for Winnipeg’s second goal of the shootout after Blake Wheeler scored to open the shootout.

BLUES 2, DUCKS 1 (OT)

In St. Louis, Chris Stewart scored 45 seconds into overtime and rookie Jake Allen made 27 saves, helping St. Louis end Anaheim’s five-game winning streak.

Stewart, who assisted on Kris Russell’s goal, has seven goals and seven assists in his past seven games, including two-goal outings the previous two games.


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