NHL Wrap: Crosby ties it, then wins it for Pens

NHL Wrap: Crosby ties it, then wins it for Pens
December 4, 2013, 2:30 am
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The Penguins celebrate Sidney Crosby's (middle) game-winning goal. (USA Today Images)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Sidney Crosby went through a cluster of New York Islanders like they weren't even there.

With the puck on his stick in overtime, all he saw was the net. And then he hit it.

Crosby, who scored the tying goal in the third period, netted the winner with a brilliant individual effort 3:44 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night (see full recap).

Bobrovsky hurt in Blue Jackets' win
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets tempered their celebration after a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Sure, it was good to win. But at the same time the club lost its top goaltender.

Sergei Bobrovsky, winner of the Vezina Trophy last year as the NHL's top goalie, stopped all 18 shots before he left with what coach Todd Richards called a leg injury 4:13 into the third period. He was replaced by Curtis McElhinney, who made the last eight saves to preserve the shutout (see full recap).

Stars snap Blackhawks' winning streak
CHICAGO -- No 11-round shootout this time. Just a series of big stops for Kari Lehtonen.

Lehtonen had a season-high 47 saves, Antoine Roussel converted a penalty shot in the third period and the Dallas Stars snapped the Chicago Blackhawks' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night

"It's fun if it goes well, but if things don't go well it can get kind of ugly," Lehtonen said. "I had no problem getting all those shots today. I was feeling good," (see full recap).