Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrateds after James Neal, bottom right, scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Ottawa Senators on Monday night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 2-1.
Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press
Monday's NHL highlights
- February 4, 2014 - 12:28 AM
Neal’s goal drought ends in nick of time
PITTSBURGH – James Neal’s first goal in nine games came 3 minutes, 5 seconds into overtime Monday and gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
The Penguins won for the 16th time in 17 home games and are 23-4 at Consol Energy Center.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots, including a glove-save robbery of Erik Karlsson, in his league-leading 30th victory. Ottawa’s Craig Anderson turned aside 46 shots.
Sidney Crosby’s streak of scoreless games reached five.
• WOES OUT WEST: Pacific Division leaders Anaheim and San Jose both stumbled at home. The Ducks lost 4-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who have a 14-game unbeaten streak, and the Sharks gave up four third-period goals — three in the first 4 minutes — in a 5-2 loss to the Flyers.
• BETTER LATE FOR AVS: The Colorado Avalanche tied the host New Jersey Devils on a goal with 1:47 left in regulation, then won it 2-1 on Ryan O’Reilly’s power-play score 28 seconds into overtime.
• SUB FOR SOCHI: Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist will replace injured Red Wings teammate Johan Franzen on Sweden’s Olympic team. Franzen, a 2010 Olympian, was declared out because of a concussion.
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