Penguins Extend Win Streak to 12
Pittsburgh — Tyler Kennedy scored 2:33 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ran their winning streak to 12 games with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers last night.
Sidney Crosby tied things late in regulation and Kennedy won it with his fifth goal of the season, a wrist shot from the left circle.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots for Pittsburgh, which remained unbeaten in March.
Claude Giroux scored his 10th goal of the season late in the second period for Philadelphia, but the Flyers couldn’t make it hold up on a night they played without forward Danny Briere and defenseman Nicklas Grossman.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 33 saves but let two slip by late.
Capitals 3, Rangers 2 (so)
New York — Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout and regulation and Washington extended its winning streak to three games.
Braden Holtby made 30 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three of four Rangers in the shootout for the Capitals.
Islanders 3, Panthers 0
Uniondale, n.y. — Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves, defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored the winning goal and New York Islanders salvaged the finale of a four-game homestand. It was Nabokov’s third shutout this season for the Islanders.
Jets 3, Lightning 2
Winnipeg, Manitoba — Bryan Little had a goal and two assists and Winnipeg made Tampa Bay’s bad day worse.
Earlier in the day, the Lightning fired coach Guy Boucher. Assistants Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix shared coaching duties for the game against the Jets.
Canucks 3, Avalanche 2
Denver — Mason Raymond and Alexandre Burrows scored in the second period and Vancouver moved into sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division with a win over Colorado.
Flames 3, Blues 2
Calgary, Alberta — Jarome Iginla scored the winning goal at 12:58 of the third period to lift Calgary over St. Louis.
Red Wings 2, Ducks 1
Anaheim, Calif. — Jimmy Howard made 33 saves, Dan Cleary and Drew Miller scored first-period goals, and Detroit beat Anaheim.
The Ducks, who trail idle Chicago by three points for the NHL’s best record, have dropped consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season following a 22-3-4 start that was the best in franchise history. They also had back-to-back shootout losses on the road against the Phoenix Coyotes earlier this month.
Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a power play with 46 seconds left in the second period, ending his 13-game goal drought against Detroit. Jonas Hiller stopped 21 shots after going 8-0-2 with a 1.86 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in his previous 10 starts.