NHL Wrap: Crosby helps Pens win 13th straight

NHL Wrap: Crosby helps Pens win 13th straight
March 26, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Kicking off a five-game homestand with an essential must-win game, the Flyers floundered against the Rangers, falling 5-2 (see game recap).

Here is a quick recap of some other NHL action on Tuesday:

Crosby, Penguins edge Canadiens
The Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Montreal Canadiens, 1-0, to notch their 13th consecutive win.

Sidney Crosby scored the game's only goal in the second period.

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury missed the third period after a collision with teammate Tyler Kennedy and Montreal's Brian Gionta in front of the Penguins' net. He stopped 22 shots before being replaced by Tomas Vokoun.

The Canadiens' loss marked the first time this season the team dropped back-to-back games (see full recap).

Tavares helps Isles top Caps
The New York Islanders edged the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday night for their second straight victory.

John Tavares broke a 2-2 tie with his 20th goal of the season late in the third period.

Michael Grabner and Josh Bailey also notched goals in the Islanders' victory, while Mike Riberio and John Carlson scored for the Capitals.

The Islanders' victory over the Capitals snapped Washington's three-game winning streak (see full recap).

Lupul leads Leafs past Panthers
The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 behind two third-period goals on Tuesday night.

Toronto's Joffrey Lupul broke the 1-1 tie in the first minute of the third period, but Shawn Matthais erased the Panthers' deficit 20 seconds later.

Lupul notched his second goal of the night three minutes into the third to seal the game for Toronto. Both of Lupul's tallies were assisted by Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak.

Ben Scrivens made 40 saves in the victory for the Maple Leafs (see full recap).

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