Penguins end long winless streak against Flyers, 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel (81) puts the puck behind Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) Phil Kessel scored twice and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night to end a long losing streak to their cross-state rival.

Crosby continued his five-game point streak for the Penguins, who defeated the Flyers for the first time since Oct. 17, 2013. Crosby endured the worst start of his career this season but has points in 12 of his last 15 games.

Phil Kessel scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season and Trevor Daley scored his fourth for the Penguins.

Jakub Voracek extended his seven-game point streak against Pittsburgh with his sixth goal of the season. Claude Giroux and Brayden Schenn also scored.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves for his 17th win and Steve Mason stopped 41 shots.