NHL: Penguins win 12th straight

2013-03-25T00:00:00Z NHL: Penguins win 12th straightThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 25, 2013 12:00 am  • 

PITTSBURGH - Hockey's hottest team keeps finding ways to win. And more help is on the way.

Tyler Kennedy scored 2:33 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ran their winning streak to 12 games with a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.

Sidney Crosby tied things late in regulation with a 5-on-3 power play goal and Kennedy won it with his fifth goal of the season, a wrist shot from the left circle.

"I think we're a pretty confident team right now," Kennedy said.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots for Pittsburgh, which played without injured defenseman Kris Letang and reigning league MVP Evgeni Malkin, who has an upper-body injury.

Malkin could be back by the end of the week and he'll find a new face on the second line. The Penguins traded defenseman prospect Joe Morrow for Dallas captain Brenden Morrow, hoping the veteran forward will give them punch in the playoffs.

• Jets 3, Lightning 2: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bryan Little had a goal and two assists as Winnipeg beat Tampa Bay, which fired coach Guy Boucher early Sunday.

• Red Wings 2, Ducks 1: In Anaheim, Calif., Jimmy Howard made 33 saves, Dan Cleary and Drew Miller scored first-period goals, and Detroit beat Anaheim.

• Capitals 3, Rangers 2, SO: In New York, Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout and regulation, and Washington extended its winning streak to three.

• Islanders 3, Panthers 0: In Uniondale, N.Y., Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves, defenseman Andrew MacDonald had the winning goal and New York salvaged the finale of a four-game homestand.

• Canucks 3, Avalanche 2: In Denver, Mason Raymond and Alexandre Burrows scored in the second period and Vancouver moved into sole possession of first in the Northwest Division by beating Colorado.

• Flames 3, Blues 2: In Calgary, Alberta, Jarome Iginla scored the winner at 12:58 of the third period to lift Calgary by St. Louis.

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