PITTSBURGH — Blake Comeau scored with 2:36 left in overtime to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Thursday night.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering his sixth shutout of the season just hours after the Penguins thought their starting goaltender had the mumps.

Fleury, who recorded the 34th shutout of his career, was tested after missing Wednesday’s practice with an illness, but the results came back negative and he was cleared for Thursday’s game.

Sidney Crosby also returned Thursday after missing three games with the mumps, as the Penguins managed three wins and five of a possible six points without their captain. They now have six wins in their last nine games.

Comeau’s goal was his 11th of the season. He tapped the game-winner past Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard after Evgeni Malkin deflected Rob Scuderi’s shot from the point in front.

HURRICANES 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Justin Faulk had a goal and an assist, and Eastern Conference-worst Carolina broke a six-game losing streak.

CAPITALS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4: Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into OT to lead Washington to victory at Columbus, snapping the Blue Jackets’ winning streak at seven.

PANTHERS 2, FLYERS 1: Dave Bolland scored the winning goal in the shootout to lead Florida to victory at Philadelphia.

Brandon Pirri also had a goal in the shootout for Florida (14-8-8).

DUCKS 2, CANADIENS 1: Matt Beleskey’s goal midway through the final period was the difference as Anaheim won at Montreal.


WINNIPEG-CAROLINA TRADE: The Jets acquired defenseman Jay Harrison in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick.

AFFILIATION ENDING: The Edmonton Oilers and the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons are ending their affiliation after this season.

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