Brandon Tanev scored a shorthanded goal in overtime as the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat Colorado 3-2 on Wednesday night. The Avalanche was the NHL's last unbeaten team.
"When you have the number of injuries that we have, I think it creates a level of urgency among our group, and these guys have responded," said coach Mike Sullivan, whose Penguins are missing five of their top nine forwards. "They never look for excuses."
Tanev scored 3 minutes, 57 seconds into overtime. Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel had the other Pittsburgh goals. Matt Murray made 26 saves.
Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Calvert scored for the Avs.
Washington 4, Toronto 3: John Carlson had a goal and two assists, giving the defenseman an NHL-high 14 points, as the Capitals beat the Maple Leafs for their first home win this season. Rookie goalie Ilya Samsonov made 29 saves for Washington. Kasperi Kapanen scored shorthanded and assisted on Ilya Mikheyev's goal as Toronto grabbed an early 2-0 lead.
Columbus 3, Dallas 2: Sonny Milano and Alexander Wennberg scored to lift the host Blue Jackets over the Stars. Columbus won its eighth consecutive game over Dallas. Joonis Korpisalo turned away 30 shots to get his third win. Ben Bishop made 32 saves for the Stars, who have lost four straight. Zach Werenski and Joe Pavelski, with 4.5 seconds left to play, had goals for Dallas.
Edmonton 6, Philadelphia 3: Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist and Connor McDavid had one goal and four assists as the host Oilers routed the Flyers. Mikko Koskinen had 49 saves for Edmonton. Jakub Voracek had two goals and one assist for Philadelphia.
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