Caps Erskine and Pens Rupp Fight at NHL Winter Classic in Pittsburgh
Washington Capitals John Erskine (4) trades punches with Pitsburgh Penguins Michael Rupp in the first period of the 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on January 1, 2011. UPI/Archie Carpenter
Matt Duchene scored the tying goal late in regulation and then added the game-winner in a shootout Thursday, lifting the Colorado Avalanche over Minnesota 4-3.
Forwards Eric Boulton of the New Jersey Devils and Jared Boll of the Columbus Blue Jackets each were fined $2,500 by the NHL Wednesday.
Brad Richards notched the go-ahead goal and Henrik Lundqvist made some key late saves Monday in the New York Rangers' 3-2 outdoors win over Philadelphia.
Back-up Pittsburgh goalie Brent Johnson turned aside 37 shots Sunday and the Penguins concluded the regular season with a 5-2 win over Atlanta.
Dustin Jeffrey scored Pittsburgh's first goal and assisted on an insurance tally Saturday, boosting the Penguins to their 12th straight win, 5-2 over Buffalo.
Ian White put Toronto ahead with 1:22 to play Sunday and the Maple Leafs held on for a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Andrew Alberts, Jussi Jokinen and Ray Whitney gave Carolina a three-goal lead and the Panthers held on Monday to down the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2.
Michael Rupp posted the first hat trick of his NHL career Monday, powering the Pittsburgh Penguins past the New York Rangers 5-2.
Sidney Crosby's power-play goal in overtime Monday gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves and Pascal Dupuis scored the game-winner for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who beat Anaheim 4-3 Tuesday.
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