PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby redirected Jake Guentzel’s shot past Philadelphia’s Bryan Elliott 1:48 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Flyers on Monday night.

The Penguins lost goaltender Matt Murray to a leg injury in the second period and trailed by two entering the third before storming back against the reeling Flyers, who have lost eight straight for their worst skid in nearly a decade.

Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust scored 39 seconds apart early in the third to tie it. Philadelphia reclaimed the lead on Michael Raffl’s second goal of the season with 3:19 left in regulation. Guentzel’s second goal of the night evened it with 1:04 remaining.

The Penguins began overtime on the power play and controlled the puck until Crosby’s 10th of the season zipped over Elliott.

Guentzel and Crosby both finished with three points, and the Penguins have won two straight following a three-game losing streak. Tristan Jarry finished with eight saves in relief of Murray to pick up the second victory of his career.

Sean Couturier collected his team-high 14th goal for the Flyers. Shayne Gostisbehere and Travis Konecny each scored their third of the season, but Philadelphia let a two-goal lead going into the third period evaporate for the second time in four days.

PANTHERS 3, DEVILS 2: Jared McCann scored the go-ahead goal and Roberto Luongo made 23 saves to become the second goalie to win 200 games with two different teams as Florida won in Newark, New Jersey.

Luongo’s 200th win with Florida was a see-saw affair in the third period. He also won 252 with Vancouver to join an exclusive club.

The other netminder to accomplish the feat was Hall of Famer Patrick Roy with 289 wins for Montreal and 262 for Colorado.

Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck also scored as the struggling Panthers cooled off the streaking Devils, who were on a 5-1-2 run coming in. The win was the second in the last five games for Florida.

CANADIENS 3, BLUE JACKETS 1: Carey Price made 37 saves, Brendan Gallagher got his 10th goal and host Montreal ended Columbus’ six-game winning streak.

Jonathan Drouin scored in the first period and Andrew Shaw had an empty-net goal for Montreal in Price’s second straight victory since returning from injury.

Rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois scored for the Blue Jackets, who lost for the first time since Nov. 10. Sergei Bobrovsky had allowed just six goals on Columbus’ winning streak but gave up two on 27 shots.

It was the second regulation loss for the Blue Jackets in 10 games against Atlantic Division opponents this season.

Coming off a 3-0 win against Buffalo on Saturday, the Canadiens picked up where they left off.


BRUINS: Boston’s 4-0-0 run entering Sunday’s game against the Oilers also coincided with the return of veteran center David Krejci, who had missed the previous 11 games with an upper body injury.

“It obviously makes us a much better team when (Krejci) is playing, and playing well,” Bruins Coach Bruce Cassidy said.

Krejci, who recovered from major hip surgery in the summer of 2016 to surpass the 50-point mark for the seventh time in his career, produced at a point-per-game pace (1 goal, 5 assists) before getting hurt on Oct. 19, when he had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 rout of the Canucks at TD Garden. The Bruins went 3-4-4 before he returned in a 2-1 victory on Nov. 16 at Los Angeles, which kicked off the four-game win streak. Krejci was blanked in his first three games back, but his presence made it easier for others to score.

“He creates match-up situations for the other team,” said Cassidy.

“(Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak) took on a lot of the top-end defenders – defense pairs and checking lines – especially on the road (while Krejci was out). Krech balances that. The other coach has a decision to make” about how to defend against both Bergeron’s and Krejci’s line.

Avalanche: Captain Gabriel Landeskog was suspended four games without pay for his cross-check on Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk.

Landeskog was assessed a minor penalty in the first period on Saturday when he hit Tkachuk in the ribs with his stick, pushing the Flames forward into back of the Colorado net. Landeskog then delivered another blow to the head and neck area of Tkachuk.