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.


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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