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Pens win on Crosby's dazzling OT goal

Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) skates past as Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72), Sidney Crosby (87) and Kris Letang (58) celebrate Crosby's goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Sidney Crosby made a slick move through two defenders, skated through the slot and lifted a backhander into the net at 2:12 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

Crosby opened the scoring in the first period and his second goal of the season was the winner. Crosby moved from the left boards, slipped the puck through a defender's legs, moved past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot and lifted a backhand shot over Talbot's glove for the win.

Jamie Oleksiak and Patric Hornqvist also had two-goal games for the Penguins, who have won two straight.


Sharks rally to end Preds' 5-game streak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The San Jose Sharks cooled off the NHL's hottest team, ending the Nashville Predators' five-game winning streak.

Brent Burns' power-play goal with 2:52 remaining rallied San Jose from a two-goal deficit as the Sharks scored three straight goals during the last eight minutes to beat the Predators 5-4.


Price ties Roy, surging Habs top Flames

MONTREAL (AP) Calgary goalie David Rittich did everything he could to keep the Flames in contention with Montreal, but the Canadiens were just too much Tuesday night.

Jeff Petry and Jonathan Drouin each had a goal and an assist, leading Montreal to a 3-2 win over the Flames, the Canadiens' fourth win in five games.


Fischer scores 3 as Coyotes beat Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Christian Fischer celebrated his first career hat trick, and Arizona Coyotes teammate Derek Stepan will get a free dinner.

Stepan set up the 21-year-old Fischer on goals in all three periods Tuesday night as Arizona rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1. Stepan's huge role wasn't lost on Fischer, who picked up his first hat trick in his 94th NHL game. He'd never ever had a two-goal game before.


Pastrnak's 4 points lift Bruins by Sens

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron put on a show, and Tuukka Rask made it stand for the Boston Bruins.

Pastrnak had two goals and two assists, Bergeron added a goal and two assists and the Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Tuesday night.


Saad scores first 2 as 'Hawks beat Ducks

CHICAGO (AP) Brandon Saad threw his arms in the air and yelled as the crowd roared.

The puck finally went in, and it was quite a relief for the struggling forward.


Stars stop slide, extend Kings' to 5

DALLAS (AP) Jason Spezza and John Klingberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Dallas Stars snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

Blake Comeau and Tyler Pitlick scored their first goals of the season. Eight Dallas players had at least one point; Devin Shore finished with two assists. Ben Bishop made 31 saves for Dallas, which never trailed.


Zuccarello, Zibanejad net 2, Rangers win

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers turned to two of their top goal-scorers to rally past the Florida Panthers.

Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad each scored twice as New York snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday night and won for the first time in regulation this season.


Ovechkin's 4 points lift Caps by Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Travis Green thinks the Vancouver Canucks can learn a thing or two from how the Washington Capitals played against them Monday night.

Vancouver's head coach said the Capitals came out fast and strong in the 5-2 win, showcasing highly skilled athletes who consistently make plays.


Rantanen's 2 goals lead Avs over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog are the top line in Colorado - and right now, the NHL.

Rantanen had two goals, Matt Nieto and Landeskog also scored, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Monday night.

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