Sidney Crosby had his second two-goal night...
Sidney Crosby had his second two-goal night in three games and Pittsburgh’s other active No. 1 draft pick, Marc-Andre Fleury, turned aside 44 shots for the Penguins, who ended a six-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
Michel Therrien got his first victory as Pittsburgh’s coach after 15 days and four consecutive one-goal losses. He got a lot of help from defenseman Ric Jackman, who had been a healthy scratch in three of the Penguins’ previous six games.
Jackman scored the Penguins’ first goal -- only the 10th time in 36 games they’ve scored the opening goal -- and helped set up Crosby’s 17th goal late in the first period.
The Penguins went into the game with a league-low eight victories.
Philadelphia 4, Carolina 3 -- Sami Kapanen scored in overtime for the second straight game after NHL goal leader Simon Gagne tied it midway through the third period for the Flyers in their sixth straight victory on the road. Kapanen needed only 13 seconds a night earlier in Atlanta to beat the Thrashers.
Gagne tied it with his 27th goal of the season, deflecting a slap shot from Kim Johnsson.
Toronto 4, Buffalo 3 -- Alexei Ponikarovsky scored in regulation and again in a shootout at home to help the Maple Leafs win their fourth straight game.
Mats Sundin also beat Martin Biron in the shootout, and Ponikarovsky gave Toronto the victory after Buffalo’s Ales Kotalik and Thomas Vanek failed against Ed Belfour.
Darcy Tucker and Bryan McCabe also scored in regulation for the Maple Leafs. Tim Connolly, Henrick Tallinder and Jason Pominville had goals for Buffalo.
Dallas 3, St. Louis 0 -- Marty Turco made 17 saves for his third shutout of the season and 24th of his career, and Bill Guerin, Sergei Zubov and Jere Lehtinen had power-play goals at home for the Stars. Dallas’ penalty-killing unit blanked St. Louis on six chances. The Stars haven’t given up a power-play goal since Dec. 18, a streak of 36 kills.
Calgary 4, Minnesota 2 -- Steven Reinprecht and Jason Wiemer scored third-period goals and Miikka Kiprusoff made 32 saves at home for Calgary.
Richie Regehr, the younger brother of Flame defenseman Robyn Regehr, picked up an assist on the winning goal in his first NHL game. Kyle Wanvig and Pascal Dupuis scored for Minnesota.