Penguins extend winning streak to nine with win over Bruins

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Pittsburgh's Joe Vitale (bottom) falls to the ice as he beats Boston's defense for a goal in Sunday's win over the Bruins. It was Vitale's first goal in more than a year.  GENE J. PUSKAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Pittsburgh's Joe Vitale (bottom) falls to the ice as he beats Boston's defense for a goal in Sunday's win over the Bruins. It was Vitale's first goal in more than a year.

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored his 13th goal, Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Sunday for their ninth consecutive win.

Joe Vitale added his first goal in more than a year for the Penguins, who have beaten the Bruins five consecutive times.

Tyler Seguin scored his 10th goal for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 16 saves but couldn’t stop the Bruins from losing to Pittsburgh for the second time in less than a week.

The Penguins scored three times in the final 7 minutes Tuesday to steal a 3-2 victory. This time, Pittsburgh never trailed to remain unbeaten in March.

SENATORS 4, JETS 1

In Ottawa, Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to lead Ottawa over Winnipeg.

Guillaume Latendresse and Kyle Turris added goals for the Senators (15-8-6), who got 25 saves from Robin Lehner.

Zach Bogosian scored the lone goal for the Jets (15-12-2). Ondrej Pavelec made 38 saves, but Winnipeg’s three-game winning streak was snapped.

CAPITALS 5, SABRES 3

In Washington, Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist in the second period of the Capitals’ win over Buffalo.

Jason Chimera added his first regular-season goal in nearly a year for the Capitals (12-15-1), who broke out of an offensive slump in which they had scored only seven times in five games – losing four times.

Alex Ovechkin got the Capitals going with his 350th NHL goal, scored only 19 seconds in, and Marcus Johansson and Matthieu Perrault also had a goal and an assist each as Washington beat Buffalo at home for the seventh time in eight games.

Cody Hodgson scored twice for the Sabres (10-15-4), who have lost five consecutive road games and have won just once in seven games overall.

OILERS 3, PREDATORS 2

In Edmonton, Alberta, Jordan Eberle had a goal and assist to lift the Oilers over Nashville

Magnus Paajarvi and Lennart Petrell also scored for the Oilers (11-11-6), who have won three of four.

Shea Weber and Roman Josi had goals for the Predators (11-12-6), who have lost the first three games of a four-game trip.

The Oilers scored first in the second period and then added two goals in the third to win. Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves.


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