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NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby’s Late Heroes Raised Pens past Jackets

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets
February 27, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins Center Sidney Crosby (87) skates during warmups before playing the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Required credit: Gaelen Morse-USA Sports TODAY

February 28, 2022

Sidney Crosby hit the ball from just outside the fold with 2:14 remaining in the third inning on Sunday to help the Pittsburgh Penguins win 3-2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The winning goal survived a challenge Columbus claimed that goalkeeper Elvis Merzlikins had interfered.

Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist, Chad Ruhwedel also scored and Bryan Rust provided two assists for the Penguins, who have won two in a row. Pittsburgh goalkeeper Casey DeSmith made 32 saves.

Jack Roslovic had a goal and an assist and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored for the Blue Jackets, who lost for the second time in a row.

Storm No. 2, Missile No. 1

Teuvo Teravainen scores a goal and an assist to lift hosts Carolina past Edmonton in Raleigh, NC

Sebastian Aho also scored, and Andrei Svechnikov provided two assists for the Hurricanes, who went on to win five in a row. Frederik Andersen made 29 saves en route to scoring his 29th win of his league-best season.

Derek Ryan scored for the Oilers, who had an eight-game streak of at least three stoppage goals.

Stars 4, Sabers 2

Michael Raffl had two goals for Dallas in the win over Buffalo.

Roope Hintz and Denis Gurianov also scored for the Stars, 5-2-1 in their past eight games. Jake Oettinger had 38 saves.

Tage Thompson and Cody Eakin scored, and Craig Anderson made 27 saves for the Sabers, who have lost six in a row.

Blues 4, Blackhawks 0

Jordan Binnington made 30 saves for the 10th game of his career while visiting St. Louis to vacate Chicago.

David Perron scored twice to speed up the attack for the Blues, who extended their streak to seven games (6-0-1). Jordan Kyrou and Pavel Buchnevich also scored for the Blues and Brayden Schenn provided two assists.

Marc-Andre Fleury has made 31 saves for the Blackhawks, who have won just three of their last 11 games.

Islanders 4, Ducks 0

Noah Dobson, Casey Cizikas, Andy Greene and Kieffer Bellows each scored while visiting New York, ending the drought in California with a landslide victory over Anaheim.

Ross Johnston has provided two assists after he has recovered from a scratch in each of his last six games, while Ilya Sorokin has 34 saves. The Islanders won after consecutive defeats in San Jose and Los Angeles and secured their first win in California since beating the Los Angeles Kings in October 2018. New York has no leading score. Mathew Barzal (lower body) and defender Zdeno Chara (upper body), who came out of Saturday’s loss in Los Angeles with injuries.

Anaheim goalkeeper Anthony Stolarz made 18 saves at the start for John Gibson, the struggling All-Star star, who has conceded at least four goals in his last five games.

Shark 3, Kraken 1

James Reimer made 39 saves to put the San Jose hosts to victory over Seattle.

Scott Reedy and Jonah Gadjovich both scored their first career goals for the NHL and Ryan Dzingel also scored for San Jose, who won for the second time in their last 10 games. Jasper Weatherby added two assists.

Morgan Geekie scored and Philipp Grubauer finished with 21 saves for Seattle, who lost their seventh game in a row.

Jet 5, coyote 3

Kyle Connor scored two goals in the third half to help Winnipeg get to the rally against Arizona.

Evgeny Svechnikov had one goal and one assist for the Jets, who had lost four games in a row and led 3-2 in the third round. Eric Comrie made 26 saves.

Jakob Chychrun, Barrett Hayton and Nick Ritchie each have a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who have won two-thirds of the game. Scott Wedgewood made 33 saves.

Canucks 5, Rangers 2

Thatcher Demko made 31 saves as Vancouver took a four-goal lead and beat New York in the opening game of the four-game road trip.

Tanner Pearson and Tyler Myers scored in the first period thanks to goals from former Ranger JT Miller. Juho Lammikko also scored and Matthew Highmore scored a power play late in the second half.

Alexis Lafreniere and Ryan Strome scored a 4:10 margin in the third half as Rangers fell 5-2-1 in their past eight games and 9-2-2 in their past 13 home games.

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