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Pens Take 13th Straight

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal in front of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi (42) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal in front of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi (42) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, left, celebrates his goal with right wing Pascal Dupuis (9) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, left, celebrates his goal with right wing Pascal Dupuis (9) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy (48) fights with Montreal Canadiens center Gabriel Dumont (37) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy (48) fights with Montreal Canadiens center Gabriel Dumont (37) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy (48) fights with Montreal Canadiens center Gabriel Dumont (37) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy (48) fights with Montreal Canadiens center Gabriel Dumont (37) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  • Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) looks for the rebound between Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29), and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) looks for the rebound between Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29), and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  • Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) holds the stick of Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) holds the stick of Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal in front of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jarred Tinordi (42) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, left, celebrates his goal with right wing Pascal Dupuis (9) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy (48) fights with Montreal Canadiens center Gabriel Dumont (37) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy (48) fights with Montreal Canadiens center Gabriel Dumont (37) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) looks for the rebound between Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29), and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) holds the stick of Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 26, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh — Sidney Crosby scored the game’s only goal late in the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 13 with a 1-0 victory over Montreal last night.

Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 22 shots he faced but did not play in the third period following a collision in front of the Penguins’ net. Tomas Vokoun filled in and made 15 saves to give Pittsburgh just the fourth combined shutout in franchise history.

Fleury appeared woozy after getting slammed into by teammate Tyler Kennedy and Montreal’s Brian Gionta late in the second period. He laid on the ice for a moment to collect himself, but did not come out of the dressing room for the third.

Lightning 2, Sabres 1

Tampa, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each had a goal and an assist and Tampa Bay defeated Buffalo.

Stamkos scored his league-leading 23rd goal of the season off a deflection past Ryan Miller at 16:01 of the first period.

St. Louis extended the lead to 2-0 at 8:15 of the second period with a power-play goal off a sharp pass from Teddy Purcell.

The Lightning ended a three-game losing streak while Buffalo failed to make up ground in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Maple Leafs 3, Panthers 2

Toronto — Joffrey Lupul scored twice in the third period, and Ben Scrivens made 40 saves in the Maple Leafs’ over Florida.

Lupul scored on a power play 22 seconds into the third to put Toronto ahead 2-1. Florida tied it 23 seconds later when Shawn Matthias banked in the puck off Leafs defenseman Mike Kostka, and Lupul brought the Air Canada Centre crowd to its feet again at 3:12 with his second of the game.

Islanders 3, Capitals 2

Washington — John Tavares broke a tie with 5:18 left to help New York beat Washington.

Matt Moulson forced a turnover by Washington defenseman Mike Green next to the Capitals’ net and fed Tavares in the right circle for his 20th goal of the season. Michael Grabner and Josh Bailey also scored for the Islanders.

Jets 4, Hurricanes 1

Raleigh, n.c. — Evander Kane had a goal and three assists to lead Winnipeg past Carolina.

Kane assisted Olli Jokinen’s goal in the first period and goals by Tobias Enstrom and Alexander Burmistrov in the second to help the Jets extend their lead in the Southeast Division to six points over Carolina, which is in the midst of a 0-5-1 slide.

Rangers 5, Flyers 2

Philadelphia — Rick Nash scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and three assists, and the Rangers extended their dominance of Philadelphia.

Brad Richards and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which has won 11 of the last 12 meetings with Philadelphia. Rangers coach John Tortorella became the 30th coach in NHL history to reach 400 wins, and his team maintained its hold on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored for Philadelphia, which lost for the third time in four games against New York this season and fell further out of the playoff race. The Flyers began the day in 13th place, five points behind the Rangers.