NHL roundup: Pittsburgh wins in a shootout

Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Harrington (4) beats Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) to the loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Harrington (4) beats Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) to the loose puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-4, on Wednesday night.

Crosby and Malkin both beat Sergei Bobrovsky between the legs in the shootout. Matt Murray stopped Pierre-Luc Dubois and then Artemi Panarin to clinch the win.

Crosby thought he had scored the game-winner 23 seconds into overtime, but the goal was overturned because of goaltender interference by Brian Dumoulin.

Four of the last five regular-season meetings between the Penguins and Blue Jackets have gone to overtime. Pittsburgh needed a big third-period rally in this one.

Malkin and Phil Kessel both scored third-period power-play goals for Pittsburgh, while Jake Guentzel netted the equalizer with 1:40 left in regulation. Conor Sheary also scored his 10th for the Penguins, who rallied from three two-goal deficits, including two in the third period. Murray made 29 saves in regulation.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins, who are near the bottom of the Metropolitan Division standings, had just three wins in their last nine games before Wednesday.

Islanders 3,

Sabres 2 (OT)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mathew Barzal scored 1:08 into overtime to give New York a victory over Buffalo.

New York has won three of five to improve to 20-13-4. Jason Chimera and Josh Bailey also scored for the Islanders.

Zemgus Girgensons and Kyle Okposo scored for last-place Buffalo (9-20-8), which has lost four of five.

Hurricanes 3, Canadiens 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored two goals in the third period, and Carolina beat Montreal.

Aho’s power-play goal midway through the third put Carolina in front, and he later added an empty-netter. Teuvo Teravainen scored Carolinaás other goal, while Alex Galchenyuk tallied for Montreal.

Carolina has won five straight home games and six of seven overall.

Devils 3, Red Wings 1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Top overall draft pick Nico Hischier scored two goals in the first period and New Jersey extended their season-high winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over Detroit.

Taylor Hall had two assists, Cory Schneider made 31 saves and the Devils killed off all five Red Wings’ power plays in extending Detroit’s losing streak to three games. Sami Vatanen scored into an empty net with 23 seconds to play for the final margin.

Justin Abdelkader scored for Detroit, which outshot New Jersey 25-19 in the final two periods. Jimmy Howard made 29 saves.

Bruins 5, Senators 1

BOSTON (AP) — Riley Nash scored two goals, Kevan Miller got his first of the season and the surging Bruins beat Ottawa for its 14th win in 18 games.

Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots for the Bruins, improving to 9-0-1 in his past 10 games.

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