Crosby, Simon lead Penguins to big win over Flyers
Crosby, wearing a facemask as extra protection after getting hit in the head by a shot over the weekend, added two assists to boost his career point total against the Flyers to 102 as the Penguins rolled to a rare lopsided victory over their cross-state rivals.
Oskar Lindblom got his sixth goal for the Flyers, but Philadelphia was simply overwhelmed by the Penguins during a first-period onslaught in which Pittsburgh beat Brian Elliott four times in just more than six minutes.
Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist and Andreas Johnsson scored the other goal from Toronto, which got 30 saves from Frederick Andersen.
The Capitals were on the man advantage for much of overtime before Ovechkin scored his 11th of the season on a bullet one-time at the 4-minute mark.
Brent Burns scored San Jose’s only goal. Martin Jones finished with 36 saves for the Sharks, who lost their third straight and went 1-3-1 on a five-game Eastern Conference trip.
Ryan Strome had a goal and an assist, and Kaapo Kakko and Adam Fox also scored for the Rangers, who had one win in their previous seven games. Alexandar Georgiev stopped 29 shots.
Nikita Kucherov had Tampa Bay’s goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 38 saves.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored twice in the final 10:47, including a spectacular lacrosse-style goal that tied it, and Carolina rallied to beat Calgary.
Svechnikov earned a spot in the highlight reels by bringing the puck behind the net, scooping it up on his stick blade, lifting it to chest-level and tucking it over goalie David Rittich’s right shoulder.
He followed that with a power-play connection with 7:25 remaining to help the Hurricanes win their second straight and beat ex-coach Bill Peters for the first time in three tries.
Elias Lindholm scored against his former team for the second straight year and David Rittich made 26 saves for the Flames.
Larkin converted on a power play 7:41 into the game, lifting the puck from the front of the crease. Nemeth, who signed as a free agent last summer, scored his first goal with the Red Wings less than a minute later.
Leon Draisaitl scored Edmonton’s only goal in the third period. Filip Hronek added a late empty-netter.
The struggling Blackhawks have lost five of six.
Bonino’s hat trick was the third of his NHL career and first with the Predators.
After scoring once in each of the first two periods, Bonino buried the rebound of a shot from Grimaldi from just outside Robin Lehner’s crease, prompting fans to shower the ice with hats at 3:40 of the third.
Lehner finished with 48 saves.
DALLAS (AP) — Alexander Radulov had a hat trick, scoring late in the second period and twice in the third, as Dallas rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat Minnesota.
Eric Staal, who celebrated his 35th birthday, had a power-play goal and an assist in the first period for Minnesota. Jason Zucker and Ryan Suter also scored for the Wild.
Nikolaj Ehlers scored twice for the Jets, who have lost five of seven. Connor Hellebuyck was pulled midway through the second period after allowing five goals on 19 shots, and Laurent Brossoit made seven saves in relief.
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