Printed on: November 26, 2013

Bruins make short work of overtime


BOSTON -- Torey Krug scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Monday night, snapping a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Penguins in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's top two teams.

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby had scored with 0.3 seconds left in regulation to tie it.

Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith scored first-period goals, and Zdeno Chara made it 3-2 with 5:15 left in regulation for the conference-leading Bruins, who are 8-2-1 in their last 11 games. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for Boston, which beat the Penguins for the first time since December 2011.

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PANTHERS 3, FLYERS 1: At Sunrise, Fla., Sean Bergenheim scored his first two goals in 18 months and Tim Thomas made 38 saves to lift Florida over Philadelphia.

It was the first time Bergenheim scored since March 20, 2012. He missed last season due to injury and was playing his 10th game this season.

Erik Gudbranson also scored for Florida, his first of the season.

LIGHTNING 5, RANGERS 0: At Tampa, Fla., Martin St. Louis had two goals and an assist after being honored before the game, and Tampa Bay stopped a four-game losing streak by beating New York.

St. Louis received a silver stick and other gifts during a ceremony for playing in his 1,000th NHL game on Oct. 19 in a game played at Los Angeles.

BLUES 3, WILD 0: At St. Louis, Alexander Steen scored twice, and Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves to lead St. Louis over Minnesota.

Steen has 19 goals this season, one behind Washington's Alex Ovechkin for the NHL lead.

Vladimir Sobotka also scored for the Blues, who are 9-1-1 in their last 11 and 12-2-1 in the last 15. They have won six straight against Minnesota by a combined 20-7.

JETS 3, DEVILS 1: At Newark, N.J., Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves in earning his 100th NHL win, and Winnipeg snapped a four-game losing streak by beating New Jersey.

Mark Scheifele and Evander Kane scored in the first two periods as the Jets opened a season-high, six-game road trip by completing a two-game, season-series sweep of the Devils, who lost their second straight game.

BLUE JACKETS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 0: At Toronto, Cam Atkinson and R.J. Umberger scored 20 seconds apart in the first period, and Ryan Johansen added two goals as Columbus routed Toronto.

Jack Skille and Ryan Murray added goals 3:15 apart in the second period, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves for his fifth NHL shutout. The Blue Jackets went 3-2 on their five-game road trip.

PREDATORS 4, COYOTES 2: At Nashville, Tenn., Nick Spaling, Mike Fisher and Gabriel Bourque scored first-period goals to lead Nashville over Phoenix.

Shea Weber also scored for Nashville, which has won four of five.

Mikkel Boedker and Tim Kennedy scored for the Coyotes, who lost their third straight.

Spaling scored the game's first goal at 1:02 of the opening period.