Friday, December 6, 2013
The Associated Press
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Tomas Vokoun was sharp in making 33 saves, and Brandon Sutter snapped a tie early in the third period for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rallied for a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders that stretched their winning streak to 11 games Friday night.
BRUINS ON SATURDAY
WHO: Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs
WHEN: 7 p.m.
Sutter took a pass from Matt Cooke in front off a two-on-one rush and scored past goalie Evgeni Nabokov 1:46 into the third period.
Joe Vitale and Chris Kunitz had second-period goals for Pittsburgh, which erased a pair of one-goal deficits after a sluggish first period.
Pascal Dupuis added an empty-net goal with less than a second remaining, with an assist from Vokoun, to make it 4-2.
Mark Streit put the Islanders ahead in the first, and Josh Bailey answered Vitale's goal to make it 2-1 in the second, but New York lost its third straight at home.
BLUE JACKETS 5, FLAMES 1: Nick Foligno scored twice in a club-record 51 seconds and host Columbus scored three goals in a 1:15 span of the second period to beat Calgary, extending their franchise-record points streak to 12 games.
Artem Anisimov, Colton Gillies and Jared Boll also had goals, and Sergei Bobrovsky continued his strong play with 24 saves as the Blue Jackets, last in the NHL on Feb. 24, ran their record to 8-0-4 in their hot streak.
The two goals by Foligno and one by Anisimov in 1:15 also were the fastest three goals by the Blue Jackets.
The Flames have lost their past nine road games (0-8-1).
CAPITALS 6, JETS 1: Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby made 30 saves as Washington defeated host Winnipeg.
Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer, Jay Beagle and Mike Green also scored for the Capitals as Washington picked up a much-needed four points in two nights thanks to the Jets.
Dustin Byfuglien scored Winnipeg's goal in the third, winning a standing ovation as he stopped what looked like another shutout to follow Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Capitals.
Winnipeg kept its tenuous hold on first place in the Southeast Division with closest rival Carolina idle.
Washington moved ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who visit Winnipeg on Sunday.