Pittsburgh Penguins extend winning streak to 13 with win over Montreal

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PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored the game’s only goal late in the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 13 with a 1-0 victory over Montreal on Tuesday night.

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Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby (left) celebrates his goal with right wing Pascal Dupuis in the second period of the Penguins' 1-0 victory over Montreal on Tuesday.  GENE J. PUSKAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby (left) celebrates his goal with right wing Pascal Dupuis in the second period of the Penguins' 1-0 victory over Montreal on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 22 shots he faced but did not play in the third period following a collision in front of the Penguins’ net.

RANGERS 5, FLYERS 2

In Philadelphia, Rick Nash scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and three assists, and New York extended its dominance of the Flyers.

Brad Richards and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which has won 11 of the last 12 meetings with Philadelphia. Rangers coach John Tortorella became the 30th coach in NHL history to reach 400 wins, and his team maintained its hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

ISLANDERS 3, CAPITALS 2

In Washington, John Tavares broke a tie with 5:18 left to help New York beat Washington.

Matt Moulson forced a turnover by Washington defenseman Mike Green next to the Capitals’ net and fed Tavares in the right circle for his 20th goal of the season.

JETS 4, HURRICANES 1

In Raleigh, N.C., Evander Kane had a goal and three assists to lead Winnipeg past Carolina.

The Jets extend their lead in the Southeast Division to six points over Carolina, which is in the midst of a 0-5-1 slide.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, PANTHERS 2

In Toronto, Joffrey Lupul scored twice in the third period, and Ben Scrivens made 40 saves in Toronto’s victory.

Lupul scored on a power play 22 seconds into the third to put Toronto ahead 2-1.

OILERS 3, BLUES 0

In St. Louis, Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 43 shots and Jordan Eberle had two goals and Edmonton blanked the Blues.

The victory was the first for the Oilers in four games, which included a 3-0 loss to the Blues on Saturday in Edmonton. It was the Oilers’ first win in St. Louis since Dec. 11, 2009.

LIGHTNING 2, SABRES 1

In Tampa, Fla., Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each had a goal and an assist and Tampa Bay defeated Buffalo.

Stamkos scored his league-leading 23rd goal of the season off a deflection past Ryan Miller at 16:01 of the first period.


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