NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby sparks Pittsburgh Penguins in return

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NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby sparks Pittsburgh Penguins in return
Caglary Flames goaltender Brain Elliott protects his goal against his former team the St. Louis Blues, in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on October 25, 2016. Elliott celebrated his return to St. Louis by stopping 22 of 23 shots to lead Calgary to the win. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby, playing for the first time this season, started Pittsburgh's comeback with his first goal of the season and Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr scored in the third period as the Penguins beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 Tuesday night.

Crosby's power-play goal sparked a comeback from a 2-0 deficit on goals from Reilly Smith and Mark Pysyk of the Panthers.


Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves, while James Reimer , making his second start, turned aside 19 for the Panthers.

Devils 5, Coyotes 3

NEWARK, N.J. -- Travis Zajac scored with 2:01 remaining in the third period as New Jersey staved off a late rally from Arizona and won at Prudential Center.

Taylor Hall continued his torrid start, scoring his fourth and fifth goals and setting up Zajac's winning

Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice and Jordan Martinook once for the Coyotes.

Wild 5, Bruins 0

BOSTON -- Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart broke a scoreless tie with goals 12 seconds apart in a four-goal second period, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 27 shots, leading Minnesota over Boston.


Ryan Suter and Jason Zucker also scored in the second and Jason Pominville scored in the third. Zucker posted two assists, Joel Eriksson Ek three and Suter for the Wild.

Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 2

DETROIT -- Forward Dylan Larkin scored two goals to lead Detroit over Carolina at Joe Louis Arena.

Andreas Athanasiou had a goal and an assist and Thomas Vanek also scored for the Red Wings. Goaltender Petr Mrazek made 29 saves. The Red Wings last five-game winning streak was Jan. 13-27, 2015.

Centers Jordan Staal and Victor Rask scored for the Hurricanes and Cam Ward stopped 21 shots.

Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3

TORONTO -- Steven Stamkos scored twice and added two assists as Tampa Bay thumped Toronto at Air Canada Centre.

Alex Killorn, Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin also scored for the Lightning, while Ben Bishop made 40 saves.

William Nylander, James van Riemsdyk and Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs, while Frederik Andersen stopped 17 shots in the loss.


Flames 4, Blues 1

ST. LOUIS -- Goalie Brian Elliott celebrated his return to St. Louis by stopping 22 of 23 shots to lead Calgary to the win.

Elliott was playing his first game against the Blues since being traded to Calgary last June. He spent five seasons with the Blues, winning 104 games and helping the team reach the Western Conference final last spring.

Dennis Wideman, Deryk Engelland, Sam Bennett and Johnny Gaudreau scored for the Flames, and Kevin Shattenkirk scored for the Blues.

Flyers 4, Sabres 3 (SO)

PHILADELPHIA -- Jakub Voracek, minutes after being knocked out of the game on an open-ice check by Buffalo's Dmitry Kulikov, came back to score the decisive goal in the shootout to give Philadelphia a come-from-behind victory at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers received third-period goals from rookie Travis Konecny, center Brayden Schenn and defenseman Mark Streit.

Matt Moulson scored twice for the Sabres, with Tyler Ennis netting Buffalo's other goal.

Stars 3, Jets 2


DALLAS -- Devin Shore had two assists and Antti Niemi stopped 28 of 30 shots to help Dallas to a win against Winnipeg at American Airlines Center.

Brett Ritchie, Patrick Eaves and Tyler Seguin each had goals for the Stars.

Joel Armia and Mark Scheifele scored for the Jets.

Senators 3, Canucks 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Ryan Dzingel scored two goals and goaltender Craig Anderson made 22 stops for the shutout as Ottawa defeated Vancouver.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored into an empty net with 2:19 remaining.

It was the first two-goal night for Dzingel, who was picked 204th overall in the 2011 draft and played 30 NHL games for Ottawa last year.

Sharks 2, Ducks 1 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored at 1:24 of overtime to give the San Jose a win over Anaheim in front of a sold-out SAP Center.

Joe Pavelski scored a power-play goal for the Sharks before the Ducks Chris Wagner backhanded a short rebound between the legs of Sharks goaltender Martin Jones for his second goal of the season at 17:49.


Anaheim played the third period without the services of captain Ryan Getzlaf, who sustained an upper-body injury late in the second period.

Kings 3, Blue Jackets 2 (OT)

LOS ANGELES -- Alec Martinez tapped in the game-winning shot at 1:41 of overtime, rallying Los Angeles over Columbus at Staples Center.

Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar scored the other goals, while goalie Peter Budaj recorded 19 saves for the Kings, who defeated the Blue Jackets for the eighth time in 11 games.

Brandon Saad and Cam Atkinson scored for the Blue Jackets.

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