Red-hot Penguins drop Flyers in OT

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Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby looks for a pass in front of Philadelphia goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.  GENE J. PUSKAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby looks for a pass in front of Philadelphia goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

PITTSBURGH — Tyler Kennedy scored 2:33 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ran their winning streak to 12 games with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.

Sidney Crosby tied things late in regulation and Kennedy won it with his fifth goal of the season, a wrist shot from the left circle.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots for Pittsburgh, which remained unbeaten in March.

CAPITALS 3, RANGERS 2 (SO)

In New York, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout and regulation and Washington extended its winning streak to three games.

Braden Holtby made 30 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three of four Rangers in the shootout for the Capitals.

Arron Asham and Derek Stepan had New York’s goals in regulation and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots.

CANUCKS 3, AVALANCHE 2

In Denver, Mason Raymond and Alexandre Burrows scored in the second period and the Vancouver Canucks moved into sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division.

Jason Garrison added a goal for the Canucks, winners of four straight. Vancouver moved ahead of idle Minnesota by two points for the conference lead.

Cory Schneider made 26 saves in his fourth consecutive start. He is 5-0-1 with two shutouts against the Avalanche.

RED WINGS 2, DUCKS 1

In Los Angeles, Jimmy Howard made 33 saves, Dan Cleary and Drew Miller scored first-period goals, and Detroit beat Anaheim on the road for the second time in three days.

The Ducks, who trail idle Chicago by three points for the NHL’s best record, have dropped consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season following a 22-3-4 start that was the best in franchise history. They also had back-to-back shootout losses on the road against the Phoenix Coyotes earlier this month.

ISLANDERS 3, PANTHERS 0

In Uniondale, N.Y., Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves, defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored the winning goal and New York Islanders salvaged the finale of a four-game homestand.

It was Nabokov’s third shutout this season for the Islanders.

JETS 3, LIGHTNING 2

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bryan Little had a goal and two assists and the Winnipeg Jets made the Tampa Bay’ Lightning’s bad day worse.

Earlier in the day, the Lightning fired coach Guy Boucher. Assistants Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix shared coaching duties for the game against the Jets.

FLAMES 3, BLUES 2

In Calgary, Alberta, Jarome Iginla scored the winning goal at 12:58 of the third period to lift the Flames over St. Louis.

Roman Cervenka scored twice and the Flames snapped a three-game losing skid while extending their winning streak on home ice to seven straight games.


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