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Penguins erupt with 3 in 3rd, slip by Ducks 3-1

November 19, 2013

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored his 10th goal of the season in a busy third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday.

Brian Gibbons scored off the first shot of his NHL career and Brandon Sutter chipped in his fourth goal of the season as Pittsburgh’s struggling offense found a rhythm late against the Pacific Division-leading Ducks.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots for Pittsburgh, which won for only the second time in six games. Crosby’s goal was his second in 11 games.

Ryan Getzlaf scored his 11th goal for the Ducks, who earned just one point during a four-game East Coast road trip. Viktor Fasth made 24 saves but struggled in the final 20 minutes.

Boston’s Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist each in the first period as the Bruins downed the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1.

Johnny Boychuk scored midway through the third period, and Milan Lucic added an empty-net goal for Boston, which has 11 points in its last seven games.

Boston killed four Carolina power plays, including 63 seconds when the Bruins were down two skaters. They haven’t allowed a power-play goal in 32 short-handed situations since giving up goals on five consecutive power plays in October.

The Hurricanes played their first game since Oct. 24 with Cam Ward in net. Ward, who missed 10 games because of a leg injury, made 26 saves.

At Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sean Monahan scored the winning goal in the eighth round of a shootout as the Calgary Flames ended their six-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Jets.

Jiri Hudler had given Calgary a 4-3 lead with 3:26 remaining in regulation, but the Jets tied it on Bryan Little’s with six seconds left.

With Winnipeg goalie Al Montoya on the bench for an extra attacker, the Jets swarmed goalie Reto Berra, and Little put a rebound into an open side of the net.

Montoya made 29 saves. Berra stopped 43 shots, including three in overtime.

Calgary’s Michael Cammalleri scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season on the power play and added an assist. T.J. Brodie and Lance Bouma also scored.

Michael Frolik, Olli Jokinen and Dustin Byfuglien had goals for Winnipeg, and defenseman Grant Clitsome and Blake Wheeler both added a pair of assists.