NHL Wrap: Penguins hold on to beat Bruins

NHL Wrap: Penguins hold on to beat Bruins
October 31, 2013, 12:45 am

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots in the Penguins' 3-2 win over Boston. (AP)

PITTSBURGH -- Brandon Sutter and Jussi Jokinen scored 6:58 apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

Chris Kunitz also scored for the Penguins, who gained a small measure of revenge on the Bruins after Boston swept them out of the playoffs last spring.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots for Pittsburgh, including a sliding save on David Krejci just before the final horn. Sidney Crosby picked up an assist to push his points total to an NHL-high 21.

Patrice Bergeron and Jarome Iginla scored for Boston. Tuukka Rask finished with 28 saves, but couldn't stop the Bruins from dropping a road game for the first time this season (see full recap).

JVR helps Leafs beat Flames
CALGARY, Alberta -- James van Riemsdyk scored a short-handed goal and Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Eastern Conference-leading Toronto has won three straight to improve to 10-4-0. It was the Maple Leafs' first victory in Calgary since Dec. 27, 2002.

Joffrey Lupul, Mason Raymond and Paul Ranger -- short-handed into an empty net -- also scored for Toronto. Coming off a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night in Edmonton, the Maple Leafs will wrap up their three-game trip through Western Canada on Saturday night in Vancouver.

Matt Stajan and David Jones scored for Calgary. The Flames are 5-5-2 (see full recap).

Tatar, ALfredsson lift Wings past Canucks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Tomas Tatar scored his first goal of the season late in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Wednesday.

Daniel Alfredsson had the other goal for the Red Wings (7-4-2), while Jimmy Howard made 19 saves as Detroit snapped a four-game slide.

Daniel Sedin scored for Vancouver (9-5-1), which finished with a season-low 20 shots and had its four-game winning streak come to an end.

Roberto Luongo stopped 25 shots in taking the loss. Henrik Sedin set up Vancouver's first goal to extend his point streak to 10 games (three goals, nine assists) (see full recap).