EDMONTON, Alberta – Sidney Crosby made a smooth move through two defenders, driving through the slot, lifting a backhander 2:12 overtime into the net to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 6-5 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Crosby opened the first round and his second goal of the season was the winner. Crosby moved from the left boards, shoved the puck through the legs of a defender, passed Oilers goalkeeper Cam Talbot and raised a backhand shot over Talbot's glove for the win.
Jamie Oleksiak and Patric Hornqvist also scored twice for the Penguins who won two straights.
Leon Draisaitl and Alex Chiasson each scored twice, while Connor McDavid had the other for the Oilers (3-3-1), who lost their second straight.
Matt Murray had 41 parries in the victory, while Talbot lost 25 shots in loss.
COYOTES 4, BLUE JACKETS 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Christian Fischer got his first hat-trick in career, Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots and Arizona beat Columbus.
Fischer scored hits in all three periods to help the coyotes beat Columbus for the first time in their last seven attempts of 2015. Derek Stepan got the primary support on all three.
Dylan Strome also scored for Arizona as replacement Kuemper had his first win of the season in two starts.
Pierre Luc-Dubois scored and Sergei Bobrovsky had 22 parades in a rather lackluster game for the Blue Jackets, although they still had 10 shots on goal.
Columbus defender Seth Jones made his seasonal debut after spraying a medial collateral ligament in his right knee on September 25. He was supposed to be out of action for up to six weeks, but made it back in less than a month. He has four shots fired on goal.
RANGER 5, PANTHER 2
NEW YORK – Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad scored twice each and New York scored a two-game losing streak.
Kevin Hayes also scored, Neal Pionk added two assists and Alexandar Georgiev made 36 saves for New York collecting his third win of the season.
Vincent Trocheck and Mike Hoffman each scored their third goal of the season, and Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists for the Panthers, who fell despite the lead in each game to 1-3-3.
Michael Hutchinson stopped 15 shots in his fourth game for Florida.
CANADIENS 3, FLAMES 2
MONTREAL – Jeff Petry and Jonathan Drouin each had a goal and an assist as Montreal won for the fourth time in five games.
Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens, who have lost once in eight games this season. Carey Price made 21 saves and tied Patrick Roy for second place in team history for most wins by a goalkeeper with 289.
Michael Frolik and Elias Lindholm met for the Flames and David Rittich scored 37 saves.
BRUINS 4, SENATORS 1
OTTAWA, Ontario – David Pastrnak had two goals and two assists, Patrice Bergeron added a goal and two assists for Boston.
The Bruins (5-2-2) grabbed three games and beat the senators for the second time this season. David Krejci scored his second goal this season and Tuukka Rask scored 38 saves.
Thomas Chabot scored the lone goal for the Senators (4-3-1), who saw their three-game victory end at a season-high five-game home stand with a 3-2-0 record when they for a three-game Thursday.
Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots.
Stars 4, Kings 2
DALLAS – Jason Spezza and John Klingberg each had a goal and an assist, and Dallas had a losing streak of three games.
Blake Comeau and Tyler Pitlick scored their first goals this season. Eight Dallas players had at least one point; Devin Shore finished with two assists. Ben Bishop made 31 parades for Dallas that never went away.
Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli scored the second-half goals for the Kings, who lost their fifth straight. Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots for Los Angeles.
BLACKHAWKS 3, DUCKS 1
CHICAGO – Patrick Kane scored in the third half, Corey Crawford made 24 saves and Chicago brought Anaheim for the third time in a row.
Brandon Saad also scored his first two goals of the season to improve Chicago, to improve to a three-game homestop 1-1.
Rickard Rakell scored for Anaheim, and John Gibson finished with 35 saves. The ducks have only four goals during their slide.
HAIR 5, PREDATORS 4
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Brent Burns scored a rally at 2:52 following a late 2-0 defeat and San Jose beat Nashville.
The Sharks cooled the NHL's hottest team and finished the Predators' five winning streaks.
Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier, Brenden Dillon and Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, who won their third series in a row.
Nashville's Viktor Arvidsson had two goals and an assist. Filip Forsberg and Craig Smith added goals.
San Jose Martin Jones had saved 25. The Juus Saros the Predators finished with 27 saves.
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