Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin had three assists to move into a tie for the NHL scoring lead as the Penguins beat Chicago 3-2 on Tuesday to snap the Blackhawks’ five-game winning streak.
Malkin assisted on goals by Chris Kunitz, James Neal and Tyler Kennedy, giving him points in all six games since Penguins captain Sidney Crosby left the lineup again because of recurring concussion symptoms.
Malkin has six goals and nine assists in that stretch, with Tuesday’s contribution helping move Pittsburgh within two points of Atlantic Division leaders Philadelphia.
Jonathan Toews and Viktor Stalberg had third-period goals for Chicago, who have the most points in the NHL.
FLAMES 2, WILD 1
In Calgary, Canada, Jarome Iginla scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist for Calgary, who returned home from a four-game trip and beat Minnesota.
Iginla broke a 1-1 tie in the second period. Curtis Glencross added his 11th goal for Calgary, who are unbeaten in their past seven home games.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the lone goal for Minnesota.
SENATORS 4, SABRES 1
In Ottawa, Erik Condra combined with newly acquired Ottawa center Kyle Turris on the first of Condra’s two goals and lifted Ottawa over Buffalo.
Zack Smith scored in the first and Erik Karlsson netted the Senators’ third goal on a power play after two minutes, 49 seconds of play. Condra netted his second with an empty-netter to complete the scoring.
Jordan Leopold had drawn Buffalo even at 1-1 with a power-play goal in the second.
ISLANDERS 3, JETS 2, SO
In Winnipeg, Canada, P.A. Parenteau scored in regulation and added the shootout winner to give New York a win over Winnipeg.
Parenteau and Frans Nielsen beat goalie Ondrej Pavelec in the shootout. New York counterpart Evgeni Nabokov stopped two shooters in the tiebreaker.
Parenteau and Michael Grabner gave the Islanders a pair of one-goal leads in the first two periods, but Nik Antropov and Andrew Ladd responded for the Jets.
In other NHL action, it was:
‧ Rangers 4, Devils 1
‧ Coyotes 2, Panthers 1
‧ Capitals 4, Predators 1
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’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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