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.
James Neal scored the first two goals for Pittsburgh, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves. The Penguins, playing their third game in five days, lost for the sixth time in 10 games.
PANTHERS 3, FLYERS 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — 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.
Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers, and Steve Mason stopped 28 shots.
The Panthers have won three of five games and evened the season series against the Flyers at a game apiece.
Philadelphia lost for the first time in four games and the second time in eight. The Flyers failed to get a point for the first time in eight games.
LIGHTNING 5, RANGERS 0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Martin St. Louis had two goals and an assist after being honoured before the game, and Tampa Bay stopped a four-game losing streak by beating the New York Rangers.
St. Louis received a silver stick and other gifts during a ceremony for playing in his 1,000th NHL game last Tuesday at Los Angeles.
Ben Bishop had 37 saves and improved to 14-3-1 for the Lightning, who returned home after an 0-3-1 trip. Nikita Kucherov scored of the first shift of his first NHL game, and Teddy Purcell added a pair of goals to complete the Tampa Bay scoring.
The Rangers had their six-game, road-winning streak snapped. It was one short of matching the team record. New York won seven straight road games in 1935 and 1978.
BLUES 3, WILD 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — 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.
The Wild were shut out for the first time this season and lost only their second game in the last eight. Minnesota (15-6-4) is still off to its best start with 34 points in its first 25 games.
Halak improved to 13-3-2 with his third successive win. He earned his second shutout of the season and 27th of his NHL career.
JETS 3, DEVILS 1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 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.
Devin Setoguchi scored into an empty net in the final minute.
Pavelec was less than 10 minutes from his second shutout of the season when Patrik Elias deflected a shot from the point by Andy Greene past him.
BLUE JACKETS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 0
TORONTO (AP) — Cam Atkinson and R.J. Umberger 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.
Toronto’s James Reimer allowed all six goals on 21 shots two nights after he had a career-high, 49-save performance.
PREDATORS 4, COYOTES 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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.
BLACKHAWKS 5, OILERS 1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Shaw scored a pair of goals, and Patrick Kane added a power-play tally to extend his point streak to 11 games in Chicago’s win over Edmonton.
Jonathan Toews and Johnny Oduya also scored for the Blackhawks (17-4-4), who have won three straight. Chicago has gone 11-2-1 in its last 14 games.
The Blackhawks moved ahead of Anaheim and into first place in the NHL standings with the victory.
Justin Schultz had the lone goal for the Oilers (7-16-2), whose season-high, three-game winning streak was snapped.
Kane’s goal extended his league-best point streak. He has six goals and nine assists during the 11-game span.
KINGS 3, CANUCKS 2, OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored 48 seconds into overtime, finishing off Los Angeles’ come-from-behind win over Vancouver.
Kopitar took a feed from Slava Voynov and beat goalie Roberto Luongo with a shot into the top corner to send the Canucks to their seventh loss in eight games.
Mike Richards tied it with 2:54 left in regulation, and Kyle Clifford also scored for Los Angeles (16-6-3). Ben Scrivens made 37 saves for the Kings, who have earned at least a point in 10 straight games (7-0-3).
Henrik Sedin and Chris Tanev scored for Vancouver (12-9-5), which went 1-2-3 on a season-high, six-game homestand. Luongo made 19 stops for the Canucks, who are 1-4-3 against Pacific Division rivals this season.