AP, PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania
Sidney Crosby capped a third-period burst with his 10th goal of the season as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday.
Brian Gibbons scored with the first shot of his NHL career and Brandon Sutter chipped in his fourth goal of the season as Pittsburgh’s struggling offense found their rhythm late against the Pacific Division-leading Ducks.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots for Pittsburgh, who won for only the second time in six games. Crosby’s goal was his second in 11 games.
Ryan Getzlaf scored his 11th goal for the Ducks, who earned just one point during a four-game East Coast road trip. Viktor Fasth made 24 saves, but struggled in the final 20 minutes.
Gibbons took a slick backhand pass from Evgeni Malkin to break a scoreless tie three minutes, 56 seconds into the third. The Penguins needed just 62 seconds to make it 2-0, as Sutter deflected a shot from the point by Olli Maatta.
Anaheim responded immediately when Getzlaf scored his fifth goal in four games.
Crosby pushed Pittsburgh back in front by two, finishing the Penguins’ three-goal burst in a span of four minutes.
BRUINS 4, HURRICANES 1
Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist each in the first period as Boston topped Carolina.
Johnny Boychuk scored midway through the third period and Milan Lucic added an empty-net goal for Boston, who have 11 points in their past seven games (5-1-1).
Boston killed four Carolina power plays.
The Hurricanes played their first game since Oct. 24 with Cam Ward in net. Ward, who recovered from a leg injury, made 26 saves.
Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots for Boston.
FLAMES 5, JETS 4, SO
Sean Monahan scored the winning goal in the eighth round of a shootout as Calgary ended their six-game losing streak with a victory over Winnipeg.
Jiri Hudler had given Calgary a 4-3 lead with 3:26 minutes remaining in regulation, but the Jets tied it on Bryan Little’s goal with six seconds left.
With Winnipeg goalie Al Montoya on the bench for an extra attacker, the Jets swarmed goalie Reto Berra, and Little put a rebound into an open side of the net.
Montoya made 29 saves. Berra stopped 43 shots, including three in overtime, to help the Flames end their 0-5-1 skid.
Calgary’s Michael Cammalleri scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season on the power play and added an assist. T.J. Brodie and Lance Bouma also scored.
Michael Frolik, Olli Jokinen and Dustin Byfuglien had goals for Winnipeg, while defenseman Grant Clitsome and Blake Wheeler both added a pair of assists.