Leafs Take Shootout

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to get his stick on the puck in front of Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. The Penguins won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to get his stick on the puck in front of Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. The Penguins won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Toronto — James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul scored in the shootout and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Thursday.

Troy Bodie scored in regulation and James Reimer made 34 saves for the win, just the Leafs’ second in their past seven games.

Martin Hanzal scored for the Coyotes and Mike Smith made 26 saves.

Unlike in their previous loss to the Florida Panthers, the Leafs didn’t spend so much time hemmed in their own zone, and when they did, Reimer was there to make timely saves.

Flyers 5, Blue Jackets 4

Philadelphia — Claude Giroux scored the tying and winning goals in the final minutes of the third period, rallying Philadelphia past Columbus.

Giroux scored two of the Flyers’ five third-period goals as Philadelphia stormed back from a 3-0 hole.

Giroux’s 100th NHL goal was perhaps his most amazing, a backhanded and blind shot that beat Curtis McElhinney up high with 1:39 left. The Flyers captain had tied it with 4:39 left.

Penguins 5, Wild 2

Pittsburgh — Chris Kunitz scored his 19th goal, Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Penguins jumped out to a four-goal lead before beating Minnesota for their season-high sixth straight victory.

Rookie defenseman Olli Maatta sealed the Penguins’ win when he scored on a third-period penalty shot. Pascal Dupuis and Brandon Sutter each scored for the second consecutive game, and defenseman Matt Niskanen also tallied for Pittsburgh, which has won 11 of 12 overall and a nine straight home game.

Crosby extended his season-best point streak to nine games. He leads the league with 51 points.

Lightning 4, Predators 2

Tampa, Fla. — Goaltender Anders Lindback won in his first game against his former team, Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and Tampa Bay beat Nashville.

The Lightning also got goals from Martin St. Louis, Teddy Purcell and Richard Panik.

Lindback stopped six shots, including a pair of quality chances by David Legwand, during a two-minute stretch late in the first period. Tampa Bay acquired Lindback in a trade with Nashville on June 15, 2012.

Red Wings 3 Flames 2 (ot)

Detroit — Daniel Alfredsson scored two goals, including a power-play score at 1:03 of overtime and Detroit earned a win over Calgary.

The win snapped Detroit’s six-game winless streak (0-4-2) and five-game home losing streak.

Alfredsson added an assist and Joakim Andersson also scored for Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk had three assists, Niklas Kronwall two assists Jonas Gustavsson made 20 saves.

Mikael Backlund and Mark Giordano scored for Calgary. Mike Cammalleri had two assists and Karri Ramo stopped 35 shots.

Panthers 4, Senators 2

Ottawa, Ontario — Tom Gilbert and Tomas Kopecky scored in the final three minutes, and the Panthers topped Ottawa for their fifth straight win.

Gilbert beat Craig Anderson with a one-timer off a pass from Tomas Fleischmann with 2:32 left and only two seconds remaining in a high-sticking penalty to Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

One minute later, with the Senators on a power play, Erik Karlsson fell in the Panthers’ zone, allowing Kopecky to break out on a 2-on-1 rush. He elected to shoot, and beat Anderson with 1:41 remaining.