Penguins’ third-period brace downs Bruins

AP, PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania

Fri, Nov 01, 2013 - Page 19

Brandon Sutter and Jussi Jokinen scored 6 minutes, 58 seconds apart in the third period, as the Pittsburgh Penguins held on to claim a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Chris Kunitz also scored for the Penguins, who gained a small measure of revenge on the Bruins after Boston swept them out of the playoffs last spring.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots for Pittsburgh, including a sliding save on David Krejci just before the final horn, while Sidney Crosby picked up an assist to push his points total to an NHL-high of 21.

Patrice Bergeron and Jarome Iginla scored for Boston.

In Los Angeles, Anze Kopitar scored on a power play 2:32 into overtime after setting up Justin Williams’ equalizing power-play goal with 7:39 left in the third period, as the Kings rallied from behind three times to beat the Sharks 4-3.

Drew Doughty and Jarret Stoll also had goals, as Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots in the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division rivals, helping the Kings win for the eighth time in 11 games.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who finished the first month of the season 10-1-2 and set a franchise record for wins in October.

Detroit’s Tomas Tatar scored his first goal of the season late in the second period, as the Red Wings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1.

Daniel Alfredsson had the other goal for the Red Wings, while Jimmy Howard made 19 saves as Detroit snapped a four-game losing streak.

Daniel Sedin scored for Vancouver, who finished with a season-low 20 shots and had their four-game winning streak brought to an end.

Elsewhere, James van Riemsdyk scored a short-handed goal and Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Calgary Flames 4-2.

Joffrey Lupul, Mason Raymond and Paul Ranger — short-handed into an empty net — also scored for Toronto, while Matt Stajan and David Jones scored for Calgary.

Eastern Conference-leading Toronto have won three straight and the victory was their first in Calgary since Dec. 27, 2002. Following their 4-0 win on Tuesday in Edmonton, the Maple Leafs will wrap up their three-game trip through western Canada tomorrow in Vancouver.