PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Evgeni Malkin pounded home a rebound 1:31 into overtime to give the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Malkin, the NHL points leader, banged a long carom off the end boards past Michal Neuvirth for his 26th goal of the season. Malkin added two assists to give him 58 points.
James Neal scored twice and assisted on the winner in Pittsburgh’s sixth straight victory. Kris Letang scored for the second straight game Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 17 shots.
Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists for Washington, Alexander Semin added a goal and an assist, and Brooks Laich also scored.
BRUINS 6, FLYERS 5, SO
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal in a shootout to lift Boston past the Flyers.
The Northeast Division-leading Bruins haven’t lost in regulation in Philadelphia since March 10, 2007, going 9-0-1. The defending Stanley Cup champions are tied with the New York Rangers for first place in the Eastern Conference, a point behind Detroit for the NHL lead.
Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Gregory Campbell scored in regulation for Boston. Scott Hartnell had natural hat trick in the second period, and Max Talbot scored twice for Philadelphia.
Tim Thomas stopped Wayne Simmonds to win it after Seguin beat a sprawling Ilya Bryzgalov in the shootout.
DUCKS 3, AVALANCHE 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Bobby Ryan scored twice and Jonas Hiller made 43 saves to help the Ducks beat Colorado for its sixth straight victory.
Ryan Getzlaf scored on a power play early in the third period and assisted on Ryan’s second goal.
Hiller made 28 saves through the first two periods and was working on his third shutout of the season before Ryan O’Reilly and Milan Hejduk scored late in the third period.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed the three goals on 18 shots against his former team. Giguere spent 8 1/2 seasons with the Ducks and helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2007.