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Pittsburgh: Brandon Sutter scored his second goal of the game 52 seconds into overtime which allowed Pittsburgh Penguins end their two-game losing streak with a 7-6 win over the Montreal Canadiens yesterday.
Montreal captain Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game 10:54 into the third period to draw the Canadiens even at 6.
That came just 30 seconds after Sidney Crosby gave Pittsburgh its second lead of the game with his 10th goal of the season at 10:24.
Kris Letang got his fourth assist on Crosby’s goal. Crosby had two assists and Chris Kunitz also had three points, with two goals and an assist. Matt Cooke had a pair of goals for the Penguins, and Tomas Vokoun made 33 saves.
Meanwhile, Jason Pominville and Tyler Ennis scored in the shootout to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils at First Niagara Center.
Pominville also had two goals in regulation and Jochen Hecht scored his first of the season for Buffalo. Ryan Miller had 28 saves for the Sabres, who improved to 9-12-1.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Adam Henrique came up short in the shootout for New Jersey, which fell to 10-7-4. Henrique, Andrei Loktionov and Steve Bernier scored for New Jersey. Hedberg had 20 saves for the Devils.
In another game, Brad Marchand’s dream season continues.
The feisty left wing, who leads the Bruins in goals, scored a power-play goal with 2:16 remaining, giving Boston its sixth straight victory, a come-from-behind 3-2 decision over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The loss was the fourth straight for the Lightning, which took a 2-0 lead early and couldn’t score again against backup goalie Anton Khudobin. He improved to 3-1-1 while Boston, off to its best start since 1929-30, improved to 14-2-2.
Tampa’s Brendan Mikkelson received a double minor for high-sticking Milan Lucic with 5:39 left, and the Bruins didn’t put any pressure on Mathieu Garon until they scored.
Elsewhere, Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds scored goals, Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 33 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat Ottawa, 2-1, to even their record and snap the Senators’ six-game unbeaten streak.
Marc Methot had the goal for Ottawa (12-7-3), which had been 5-0-1 since their last regulation loss on Feb. 16, 3-0 to Toronto.
The Flyers (11-11-1) have the same amount of wins and losses for the first time this season. They went 3-2 on a five-game homestand and finished with consecutive victories.
Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-0.REUTERS