ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz deposited a backhander past Brian Elliott in the fourth round of a shootout Tuesday, boosting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over St. Louis.
James Neal, who scored in regulation, missed a potential game-winner in the top of the third round and Marc-Andre Fleury extended the contest with a poke-check on Alex Pietrangelo.
Kunitz then scored the game-winner when he hesitated, faked Elliott to the ice and launched the puck into an empty net, securing the Penguins' seventh straight win entering the All-Star Game break.
Steve Sullivan also scored and Fleury made 32 saves while turning aside three more in the shootout.
Patrik Berglund scored twice and Elliott turned aside 37-of-39 shots for St. Louis.
NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3 (OT)
NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4 (SO)
NHL: Detroit 3, St. Louis 1
NHL: St. Louis 4, Buffalo 2
NHL: Philadelphia 3, Florida 2 (SO)
NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Columbus 2
NHL: Buffalo 2, New Jersey 1 (SO)
NHL: Toronto 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 (OT)
NHL: Washington 5, Boston 3
NHL: New York Rangers 3, Winnipeg 0
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