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NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 2

ATLANTA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Petr Sykora broke a tie by scoring a power-play goal with 2:40 remaining in the third period Thursday, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over Atlanta.

The Penguins won for the seventh time in eight games and moved within three points of the New York Rangers for the lead in the Atlantic Division.

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Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins and had two assists while Dany Sabourin picked up the win by making 21 saves.

After winning five in a row, Atlanta has lost two straight.

Atlanta's Jim Slater created a 2-2 tie with a wraparound shot with 6:12 remaining in the second period. Overtime was looming before Sykora tipped in a slapshot from Crosby.

The loss went to Ondrei Pavelec, who made 28 saves.

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