PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored two of four second-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins netted seven straight in an 8-3 rout of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Trailing 3-1, the Penguins rallied behind Malkin. He extended his point streak to eight games with a power-play goal, his fourth of the year. Crosby scored his sixth and seventh goals, Patric Hornqvist netted his fifth and Pascal Dupuis scored in his third straight game, also on the power play. Steve Downie, Blake Comeau and Craig Adams also had goals for Pittsburgh, which defeated New Jersey for the ninth time in 11 home games.
Pittsburgh’s top-ranked power play scored three times, the fifth time in eight games it produced multiple goals.
Dainius Zubrus scored his second of the season nine seconds into the game, but the Devils were unable to win for the fifth time in six road games.
SENATORS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Clarke MacArthur had two goals and an assist as the Senators beat Columbus in the Blue Jackets’ first game since star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was sidelined by a broken finger.
Erik Karlsson added a goal and assist for Ottawa, which scored three times in the third period while stopping a two-game slide. Zach Smith and Alex Chiasson also scored, Kyle Turris had two assists and Robin Lehner had 36 saves.
David Savard and Cam Atkinson scored for injury-riddled Columbus, which has lost three in a row. Center Artem Anisimov went down after taking a shoulder in the second period that sent his helmet into the air and left him face down on the ice.
FLYERS 3, KINGS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brayden Schenn scored 2:36 into overtime, helping the Flyers end the Kings’ six-game win streak.
Schenn beat Jonathan Quick on a breakaway. He was credited with the goal after a brief replay review, sending the Flyers to their third straight win.
Former Flyers captain Mike Richards scored the tying goal in the third period. Tyler Toffoli also scored for the Kings.
Michael Raffl and Chris VandeVelde scored in regulation for the Flyers.
The Flyers outshot the Kings 41-39 in regulation.
WILD 4, BRUINS 3
BOSTON (AP) — Marco Scandella scored with 5:53 remaining as the Wild rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the Bruins 4-3.
One night after allowing five goals in the third period and blowing a 3-0 lead in New York against the Rangers, the Wild were at the opposite end of a surprising comeback in Boston.
The Wild trailed 3-1 entering the third, then came out firing on Boston goalie Tuukka Rask in the third. Zach Parise scored for Minnesota with 15:39 remaining and Justin Fontaine tied it just 2:13 later.
The Wild continued peppering Rask with shots and Scandella beat him with high slapshot from the point for the go-ahead goal.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, SABRES 0
TORONTO (AP) — The Maple Leafs set a franchise record for fewest shots allowed in a game, and scored three times in the third period of a victory over the Sabres.
Jonathan Bernier made just 10 saves in his eighth career NHL shutout. The Leafs’ previous record for shots against was 13, which happened three previous times, most recently in a 9-2 victory over the New York Rangers in 2006.
The shot total also was the lowest in franchise history for the Sabres.
Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and Jake Gardiner scored in an impressive third-period flurry for Toronto.
JETS 4, ISLANDERS 3
UNIONDALE, New York (AP) — Andrew Ladd scored his second goal of the night 3:31 into the third period as the Jets rallied to beat the Islanders in a back-and-forth encounter.
Ladd put a rebound of Bryan Little’s shot into the open right side to put the Jets back in front.
After trailing early, the Jets scored three times in the second period — two during a long power play after Nikolay Kulemin was ejected for boarding Mark Stuart — but couldn’t hold a two-goal lead.
John Tavares and Mikhail Grabovski got the Islanders even at 3 in the second, and Brock Nelson staked New York to a 1-0 lead in the first. Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots.
Defensemen Paul Postma and Jacob Trouba also scored, and Little had three assists for the Jets, who began a four-game trip. Ondrej Pavelec made 18 saves.
LIGHTNING 7, COYOTES 3
TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had his first career NHL hat trick and Tyler Johnson had four assists as the Lightning beat the Coyotes.
Kucherov got his third goal from slot off a pass from Johnson at 8:23 of the third that made it 5-2.
Brian Boyle had two goals, and Valtteri Filppula and Matt Carle also scored for the Lightning. Johnson extended his point streak to seven games.
Arizona got goals from Shane Doan, Martin Erat and B.J. Crombeen.
Shortly after Radko Gudas had a shot hit the post, Kucherov re-directed the defenseman’s next try from the blue line past Mike Smith to put Tampa Bay up 1-0 7:46 into the game.
After Filppula scored with 7:42 left in the first, Kucherov gave Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead on a backhand rebound at 3:20 of the second.
BLUES 4, STARS 3, OT
DALLAS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored 1:28 into overtime to complete a hat trick as the Blues defeated the Stars.
Three times Dallas took one-goal leads in regulation play, and three times the Blues tied the score. The first two tying goals came within 37 seconds of Stars scores.
St. Louis had a 4-on-3 power play after Dallas’ Tyler Seguin went off for high sticking 14 seconds into overtime. Tarasenko took a pass from Alex Pietrangelo at the top of the right faceoff circle and fired the puck past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen.
Tarasenko also had an assist on Jori Lehtera’s second-period goal.
Dallas’ goals were by Jamie Oleksiak, Seguin and Trevor Daley. It was Oleksiak’s first career goal. Daley’s was his fourth this season on the power play.
St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott made 25 saves. Lehtonen had 23.
DUCKS 1, BLACKHAWKS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — John Gibson made 37 saves and Devante Smith-Pelly scored on a short-handed breakaway, leading the surging Ducks to a victory over the Blackhawks.
Smith-Pelly grabbed a loose puck when Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook fell while retrieving a pass at the Anaheim blue line, and he beat rookie goaltender Scott Darling between the legs on a backhand after skating the length of the ice.
Smith-Pelly’s third goal came with 8:28 left in regulation, and with 2 seconds remaining on Chicago’s power play.
Gibson got his first shutout of the season as Anaheim won for the eighth time in nine games.
SHARKS 3, AVALANCHE 2, SO
DENVER (AP) — Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout to help San Jose beat Colorado.
Antti Niemi stopped 31 shots and both Avalanche players in the shootout. Logan Couture and Brett Burns scored in regulation for the Sharks.
Semyon Varlamov made a season-high 49 saves, and Alex Tanguay and Gabriel Landeskog scored in regulation for the Avalanche, who have one win in four home games this season.
Marleau and Pavelski came through as the first two shooters to put the pressure on Colorado in the shootout. Niemi stopped Tanguay and then made a glove save on Matt Duchene to end the game.
San Jose had a 41-17 shots advantage heading into the third period.
CANADIENS 2, FLAMES 1, SO
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — P.A. Parenteau scored the deciding shootout goal to lead Montreal over Calgary.
Tom Gilbert scored in the second period for the Canadiens, who had lost their previous seven games in Calgary. Montreal also bounced back from a 3-0 loss at Edmonton on Monday night.
Mark Giordano scored the lone goal for the Flames.
Carey Price made 37 saves and three more in the shootout for Montreal.
Calgary goalie Jonas Hiller, who finished with 18 stops, had won his last three games.
CANUCKS 4, HURRICANES 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Miller made 29 saves in his 300th career victory as Vancouver beat winless Carolina.
Brad Richardson scored twice to help the Canucks (6-3-0) win for the third time in four games.
The Hurricanes (0-6-2) are the only NHL team without a victory this season. Carolina is winless in seven games at Vancouver since October 1999.
Linden Vey and Jannik Hansen also scored for the Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Radim Vrbata extended their point streaks to five games.
Richardson scored his second goal into an empty net in the final minute.
Jiri Tlusty scored for the Hurricanes on an assist from captain Eric Staal, who returned after missing five games with an upper-body injury.