Jeff Carter, right, celebrates with his Penguins teammates after scoring the tying goal Sunday in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 comeback win over the Winnipeg Jets. Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Kasperi Kapanen and Jeff Carter scored nine seconds apart in the third period to erase a two-goal deficit and Sidney Crosby scored the only goal of the shootout as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied by road-weary Winnipeg 3-2 on Sunday.

The Penguins trailed for more than 40 minutes after falling behind early in the first but recovered late to extend their winning streak to five.

Kapanen began the comeback by redirecting a pass from Evgeni Malkin 6:55 into the third period. The din had barely died down when Carter tied it as he knocked down goaltender Connor Hellebuyck’s clearing attempt and laced a shot into the open net before Helleybuyck could scramble back into position.

Crosby then flicked a wrist shot past Hellebuyck in the second round of the shootout and Pittsburgh escaped when Winnipeg couldn’t covert any of its three shootout attempts.

Tristan Jarry made 27 saves for the Penguins. He turned away several odd-man rushes in the first two periods and made a sprawling stop on Blake Wheeler in overtime.

Kyle Connor scored his 22nd goal of the season for the Jets. Wheeler scored in his second game back from a lower-body injury that forced him to miss more than a month.

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SENATORS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1: Anton Forsberg stopped 35 shots as Ottawa won at Columbus to end a three-game losing streak.

Artem Zub and Tim Stutzle scored for the Senators. Forsberg had 13 saves in the first period, 12 in the second and 10 in the third to get his first win since Dec. 14 after going 0-2-1 in four games in between.

Sean Kuraly scored for Columbus, and Elvis Merzilikins had 31 saves. The Blue Jackets lost for the third time in four games overall, and third straight at home.

KINGS 3, DEVILS 2: Carl Grundstrom scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Cal Petersen made 23 saves to lift Los Angeles to a win at Newark, New Jersey.

Alex Iafallo and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for the Kings, who snapped a three-game losing streak to start a six-game trip.

Jesper Bratt scored twice for the Devils and Damon Severson had two assists. South Portland’s Jon Gillies, coming off his first win since 2018 the previous night, had 34 saves.


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