PENGUINS 3 MAPLE LEAFS 1
TORONTO — Pascal Dupuis scored two of Pittsburgh’s three goals in the third period, and the Penguins stormed back to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night and win their seventh game in a row.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Pittsburgh (20-8), which defeated the Maple Leafs in a shootout in Toronto five days earlier. Craig Adams sealed this win by scoring into an empty net with 10 seconds left.
Tyler Bozak had the lone goal for Toronto (15-12-1), which has dropped four in a row. Ben Scrivens made 25 saves.
Tied 1-1 in the third, Chris Kunitz fed Dupuis in the slot for a shot that beat Scrivens and found the top corner with 2:10 left in regulation.
BRUINS 4 PANTHERS 1
BOSTON — Tuukka Rask made 29 saves, and Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to help Boston beat Florida.
Boston won for the 10th time in 13 games. The Bruins haven’t lost consecutive games in regulation since March 2012.
Florida has lost five straight and eight of nine.
Boston scored twice in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. Zdeno Chara scored at 3:55, and Bergeron connected for his seventh goal at 14:56.
Shawn Matthias scored a short-handed goal for Florida.
Shawn Thornton scored at 12:43 of the third period, and Bergeron added an empty-net goal with 58 seconds remaining. Rask improved to 14-2-3 on the season and 6-1 in his career against Florida with a 0.99 goals-against average.
BLACKHAWKS 2 BLUE JACKETS 1 SO
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Patrick Kane set up Johnny Oduya’s goal late in the second period and then netted the decisive score in the shootout, leading Chicago over Columbus.
Corey Crawford stopped 29 shots to help the Blackhawks end a two-game losing streak after they set an NHL record by getting at least a point in each of their first 24 games.
Jack Johnson scored the tying goal for Columbus 52 seconds after Oduya put Chicago ahead. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 39 saves for the Blue Jackets, who set a franchise record by earning a point in their ninth game in a row (5-0-4).
Columbus has reached overtime in eight of the nine games.
ISLANDERS 2 LIGHTNING 0
TAMPA, Fla. — Evgeni Nabokov made 18 saves for second shutout this season and 54th overall in the NHL, John Tavares scored his 17th goal, and the New York Islanders beat Tampa Bay.
Nabokov made an in-close save on Victor Hedman in the second period, and Tavares had a power-play goal midway through the frame to help the Islanders improve to 4-1-2 in their last seven games.
Brad Boyes added an empty-net goal in the final minute of play.
Anders Lindback stopped 27 shots for Tampa Bay, which has lost eight of 10. Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier didn’t play and is out indefinitely because of an undisclosed lower body injury.
JETS 3 RANGERS 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Ondrej Pavelec made 28 saves, and Winnipeg held on to beat the New York Rangers.
Nik Antropov scored the game’s first goal, Antti Miettinen had his first goal of the season, and Andrew Ladd added an empty-netter with 39 seconds left for Winnipeg (14-11-2). It was Ladd’s 14th goal of the season. Dustin Byfuglien had a pair of assists for the Jets.
Ryan Callahan was the lone scorer for the Rangers (13-11-2), who have dropped two straight in the middle of a four-game road trip. Hendrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots.
Eighth-place Winnipeg has a two-point lead over the Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but the Jets have played one more game than New York.
CAPITALS 3 HURRICANES 2
RALEIGH, N.C. — Mike Ribeiro scored with 2:16 remaining, and Washington rallied to beat Carolina.
Alex Ovechkin and Joey Crabb also scored for the Capitals, who snapped a three-game losing streak and moved within eight points of the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes.
Michael Neuvirth made 36 saves to help Washington come back from an early two-goal deficit.
Alexander Semin and Patrick Dwyer scored for the Hurricanes, who had won six of seven and outscored opponents 29-15 during that stretch. Dan Ellis made 22 saves for Carolina.
Carolina fell to 11-1 when leading after two periods. Washington improved to 3-9-1 when trailing through 40 minutes.
BLUES 3 COYOTES 0
ST. LOUIS — Rookie Jake Allen earned his first NHL shutout, and Chris Stewart scored twice and added an assist to lead St. Louis over Phoenix.
Allen, who has started four of five for St. Louis due to the struggles of veterans Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak, stopped all 28 shots to win his fourth straight. He is 7-1 since being recalled from the minors last month.
St. Louis have back-to-back wins in regulation for the first time since Jan. 24-25. The Blues have won four of five overall.
Alexander Steen celebrated his return to the lineup for St. Louis with a goal and two assists. Steen, who had missed eight games with a shoulder injury, scored his first goal since Feb. 15. Stewart has four goals in two games and six goals and 12 points in the past six games.
The Coyotes, shut out for the third time this season, had their two-game winning streak snapped.
WILD 5 AVALANCHE 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rookie defenceman Jonas Brodin’s first NHL score highlighted a three-goal second period by Minnesota in a victory against Colorado.
Devin Setoguchi and Mikko Koivu also scored in the decisive middle frame. Ryan Suter had a season-high three assists, and Matt Cullen and Zach Parise each had two assists to help the Wild improve to 10-3-1 at home and bounce back from a stinging loss two nights earlier. Koivu added an empty-net goal with 33 seconds remaining.
P.A. Parenteau had two goals for the Avalanche, the second with 13:17 left in the game to prevent the Wild from coasting to the finish. Gabe Landeskog also scored and Erik Johnson had two assists for the Avs, but they were outshot 40-32.
Minnesota got the opening goal for the sixth straight game when Torrey Mitchell scored barely 3 minutes in.