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NHL: Flyers pip Penguins in final second


Scott Hartnell scored his second goal of the game with less than 1 second left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Sunday, ending Pittsburgh’s 11-game winning streak.

Hartnell took a nice cross-ice feed from Danny Briere to beat Marc-Andre Fleury with 0.9 seconds left on the clock.

Kimmo Timonen also scored to help the Flyers rally from a 2-0 hole against the hottest team in the NHL.

Evgeni Malkin and Craig Adams each scored for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby played in the third game of his comeback following a three-month absence caused by recurring concussion symptoms.

The Penguins lost for the first time since Feb. 19.


In Chicago, rookie Andrew Shaw recorded his first two-goal game as Chicago defeated Washington for their third straight win.

Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored for Chicago. Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington.

Corey Crawford made 16 saves and in his second straight start. Michal Neuvirth stopped 24 shots for the Capitals, who did not dress No. 1 goalie Tomas Vokoun because of an undisclosed injury.


In Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Blue Jackets’ Cam Atkinson scored the shootout winner, while Steve Mason made 28 saves after coming in for an injured Curtis Sanford as Columbus beat Calgary.

Nikita Nikitin scored for Columbus, who were playing on back-to-back nights. The Blue Jackets lost 4-3 on Saturday night in Vancouver.

Matt Stajan scored for Calgary, who ended a four-game home winning streak.

It was a costly weekend for Calgary’s playoff aspirations in the congested Western Conference. The Flames remained in 11th place after dropping two straight, including Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Sanford appeared to hurt a leg early in the first period and did not return.


In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Ray Whitney scored in the third period and added the shootout winner as Phoenix bounced back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Edmonton.

Raffi Torres also scored for the Coyotes, who passed Los Angeles and San Jose to take over the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Phoenix coach Dave Tippett also earned his 400th career victory with the win.

Jordan Eberle and Ales Hemsky scored for the Oilers, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

In other games, it was:

‧ Predators 3, Ducks 1

‧ Hurricanes 4, Jets 3

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