Pens win in overtime, Crosby reaches 100-point plateau


PITTSBURGH, AP

Colby Armstrong scored 1:19 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins came back from a two-goal, third-period deficit to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Saturday.

Maxime Talbot made a good play to keep the puck in the zone and got the puck to Armstrong, who took a wrist shot from the right boards that deflected off Rangers defenseman Marek Malik’s stick and squeezed between goalie Henrik Lundqvist and the near post.

Armstrong’s 10th goal of the season came after Sidney Crosby tied the game at 2 with 13:04 to play in regulation, his 100th point of the season.

Flyers 4, Bruins 1 In Philadelphia, Mike Richards took advantage of a turnover to score the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Philadelphia beat Boston.

Richards put in his own rebound for his seventh goal 1:16 into the period after taking a pass from Dimitry Afanasenkov, who stole the puck from Boston’s Zdeno Charo who fell to the ice deep in his own zone.

Islanders 5, Capitals 2 At Uniondale, New York, Marc-Andre Bergeron and Andy Hilbert each had a goal and assist, and the New York Islanders got back on the winning track with a victory over slumping Washington.

The Islanders, playing their first game without suspended forward Chris Simon, sent the Capitals to their fifth regulation loss in seven games (0-5-2).

Mike Sillinger and Jason Blake also scored for the Islanders, who moved three points ahead of Carolina and the playoff cutoff in the Eastern Conference. Rick DiPietro stopped 26 shots to reach 30 wins for the second straight season.

Devils 3, Sabres 2 At Buffalo, New York, Martin Brodeur made 31 saves for his league leading 41st victory, and New Jersey moved within a point of Buffalo for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Dainius Zubrus and Daniel Briere scored for the Sabres, who have lost three straight, matching a season high.

Maple Leafs 4, Senators 3, OT At Toronto, Darcy Tucker’s second goal of the game, 3:11 into overtime, lifted Toronto over rival Ottawa.

Tucker one-timed a shot over goalie Ray Emery’s left shoulder, as the Maple Leafs erased a pair of two-goal deficits as they kept pace in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. The Maple Leafs moved into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot with Carolina at 75 points.

Panthers 3, Thrashers 2 At Sunrise, Florida, Jay Bouwmeester scored the game-winning goal as Florida snapped Atlanta’s five-game winning streak and beat the Thrashers for the first time in seven games this season.

Olli Jokinen and Nathan Horton also scored goals for Florida and Ed Belfour stopped 28 shots for the Panthers.

With the teams skating 4-on-4, the Panthers stretched their lead to 3-1 on Bouwmeester’s goal at 3:52 of the third period.

Flyers 4, Bruins 1 At Philadelphia, Mike Richards took advantage of a turnover to score the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Philadelphia beat Boston.

Richards put in his own rebound for his seventh goal 1:16 into the period after taking a pass from Dimitry Afanasenkov, who stole the puck from Boston’s Zdeno Charo who fell to the ice deep in his own zone.

Predators 2, Blue Jackets 1 At Nashville, Tennessee, Paul Kariya and David Legwand each had a goal and an assist as Nashville edged Columbus.

Gilbert Brule gave Columbus a 1-0 lead when he knocked in a rebound of his own shot that bounced off the pads of Nashville goalie Tomas Vokoun at 1:17 of the first period.

Kariya tied it at 4:25 when he knocked in a rebound of Legwand’s shot. Legwand capped the scoring at 13:45 of the first. Canadiens 4, Blues 3 At St. Louis, Alexei Kovalev scored with 1:25 left to lift Montreal over St. Louis.

Kovalev’s goal came just 43 seconds after the Blues tied it at 3. It also snapped a four-game losing streak for the Canadiens, who have lost five of six.

Montreal jumped out to a 3-0 lead and chased Blues goalie Curtis Sanford early in the second period. But St. Louis came back and tied it with 2:08 left on Glen Metropolit’s power-play goal off a rebound.

Blackhawks 7, Coyotes 5 At Glendale, Arizona, Jeff Hamilton had his second career hat trick and added two assists to lead Chicago over Phoenix.

Patrick Sharp scored twice and Rene Bourque had three assists to help Chicago win its third straight. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 32 shots to pick up the win, and Tuomo Ruutu and Mikael Holmqvist also scored for the Blackhawks.

Bill Thomas, Mike Zigomanis and Jeff Taffe had goals for Phoenix, which lost its fifth straight and has recorded only two wins in its last 12 games (2-9-1).

Lightning 3, Flames 2, OT At Calgary, Alberta, Dan Boyle scored with a two-man advantage in overtime to lead Tampa Bay over Calgary.

Calgary forward Daymond Langkow was penalized for hooking while defenseman Roman Hamrlik was penalized for high-sticking at the same time.

On the ensuing power play, Vincent Lecavalier threaded a cross-crease pass to Boyle, who tapped it into the net past Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff to seal the victory.

The game was a rematch of the 2004 Stanley Cup finals, which the Lightning won in seven games.