Jordan Staal scored in the third period to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston 3-2 on Saturday and avoid another collapse against the Bruins.
The Penguins blew a two-goal lead before recovering to win without Sidney Crosby for just the second time in five games. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 44 shots for his 20th win of the season.
Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for the Bruins and Dennis Seidenberg and Michael Ryder scored 13 seconds apart in the second period to erase a 2-0 deficit.
However, Staal backhanded a loose puck in front past Rask to make it 3-2. Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored for the Penguins.
RED WINGS 6, BLUE JACKETS 5, OT
In Detroit, Johan Franzen scored 45 seconds into overtime to give Detroit a win over Columbus.
Drew Miller had a goal and two assists and Jonathan Ericsson and Kris Draper each added a goal and an assist for Detroit. Joey MacDonald made 24 saves.
Rick Nash had a goal and two assists and Derick Brassard and Grant Clitsome posted a goal and an assist each for Columbus. Steve Mason stopped 28 shots.
CANADIENS 3, RANGERS 2
In Montreal, Roman Hamrlik and Tomas Plekanec scored power-play goals as Montreal blitzed the New York Rangers with three goals in the first period.
James Wisniewski assisted on both power-play goals. He set up Hamrlik’s tying goal 13:19 in and Plekanec’s 14th goal, which made it 2-1, at 14:50. Andrei Kostitsyn also scored for Montreal.
Carey Price made 31 saves for the Canadiens. Montreal are on a 5-1-1 run.
Mats Zuccarello drew the Rangers within one 6:57 into the third.
Brian Boyle added his career-best 15th goal for New York. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots for the Rangers, who scored just one goal in each of their previous two games.
ISLANDERS 5, SABRES 3
In Uniondale, New York, John Tavares scored three goals for his second NHL hat-trick and Rick DiPietro made 40 saves to help the New York Islanders beat Buffalo and end a three-game losing streak.
DiPietro played for the first time since he injured a groin during New York’s five-game road trip.
Blake Comeau and Michael Grabner also scored for New York, 9-4-2 in their last 15 games.
Tomas Vanek, Tyler Ennis and Jochen Hecht scored for the Sabres, who got 32 saves from Ryan Miller.
In other NHL action, it was:
‧ Panthers 3, Devils 2, OT
‧ Hurricanes 6, Lightning 4
‧ Coyotes 6, Ducks 2
‧ Stars 6, Thrashers 1
‧ Predators 3, Blackhawks 2, SO
‧ Sharks 4, Blues 2
‧ Kings 5, Oilers 2
‧ Flames 2, Maple Leafs 1, SO
Chen Jifang hits the gym for at least two hours every day and has the physique to prove it. At nearly 70, she is being held up as a shining example as China orders its vast population to get fit and lose the bulge. The grandmother from Shanghai has become a minor celebrity in in the past few months after her newfound and unlikely love for working out made national headlines. After becoming a gym regular in December 2018, Chen lost 14kg in three months, and now sports the kind of flat stomach and toned muscles that people decades younger aspire to. She
’SO CONSISTENT’: The victory gave the world No. 1 and world No. 2 a 21-1 win-loss record and their fourth title of the season after successes in Brisbane, Dubai and Doha Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Sunday cruised to their fourth women’s doubles title of the season at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome in their first tournament back since the suspension of the WTA Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top seeds took just 63 minutes to complete a comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 victory over unseeded German-Romanian duo Anna-Lena Friedsam and Raluca Olaru at the Foro Italico. It was the Taiwanese-Czech pairing’s first outing since they won the Qatar Open in February. “After five months, you don’t know what to expect,” Strycova told the WTA Web site.
‘GREAT EVENING‘: In the women’s singles in Rome, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova advanced, while Rafael Nadal swept into the quarters in the men’s singles Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday had to dig deep to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The top seeds, who did not drop a game in their opening match on the clay courts at the Foro Italico, battled to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory over sixth seeds Veronika Kudermetova and Katerina Siniakova in 1 hour, 39 minutes. The reigning Wimbledon champions saved nine of 11 break points and converted three of eight, winning 56 percent of points on their second serve and sending down two aces
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