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Sutter leads Penguins to shootout win over Rangers

December 19, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Brandon Sutter scored in the third period and then rescued the Penguins with the only goal of the shootout, giving the visitors a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Sutter gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead just 1:01 after Pascal Dupuis had put the side ahead, but Pittsburgh could not hold the edge as Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard tied the game with late goals.

It took until the fifth round of the shootout for the deadlock to be broken for good, and the Penguins skated off with their fifth straight victory.

Chris Kunitz had a goal and assist for the Penguins while Sidney Crosby had two assists to push his NHL-leading points total to 49.

In the day’s other game, Jaromir Jagr moved up the list of all-time scorers as he netted to help New Jersey beat Ottawa 5-2.

Jagr moved past Steve Yzerman and into sole possession of eighth place on the NHL goals list with 693, one behind Mark Messier. The 41-year-old Jagr’s first power-play goal of the season gave him a team-leading 12 goals.

Reid Boucher, by contrast, scored his first career goals, while Stephen Gionta, Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas also scored for the Devils.

Colin Greening and Milan Michalek scored for the Senators.