Kessel scores winner for Penguins

– Phil Kessel netted the go-ahead goal off Evgeni Malkin's pass less than two minutes after Beau Bennett tied it in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended Washington's five-game winning streak by beating the Capitals 3-1 on Wednesday night.

After a pair of scoreless periods and superb play by both goalies, Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov put the hosts ahead about 1½ minutes into the third, when his wrist shot appeared to deflect off the left skate of Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi and past Marc-Andre Fleury.

Just 24 seconds later, it was tied by Bennett, who missed the past five games because of an injury.

Fleury, in his ninth consecutive start, had 33 saves.


•SENATORS WIN IN SHOOTOUT: Mika Zibanejad scored the shootout winner to give the Senators their first home win, beating the Calgary Flames 5-4. Ottawa was 0-2-2 in its first four home games. .

•NASHVILLE 2, SAN JOSE 1: Calle Jarnkrok's goal in the ninth minute of the third period gave the Predators the road win.