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.
|Toronto - LP: A. Loup||4||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Outman||6|
|LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde||4|
|Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||3|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Maness||2||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: R. Soriano||3|
|Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez||2|
|NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell||1|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||8||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura||3|
|Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey||8||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva||2|
|Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson||16||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr.||2|
|Houston - LP: B. Peacock||1||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: J. Chavez||4|
|Philadelphia - WP: J. Diekman||10||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: M. Belisle||9|
|San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum||4||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: R. Erlin||3|
|Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: J. Wright||4|
|Baltimore||4||Top 6th Inning|
|Washington||67||3rd Qtr 3:55|
|Tampa Bay||1||2nd Prd 3:51|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|
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