PITTSBURGH — PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored in the third round of the shootout, Marc-Andre Fleury made the deciding stop on Ryan Kesler, and the Pittsburgh Penguins remained unbeaten at home with a 4-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
Sidney Crosby moved into a tie atop the NHL leaderboard with his seventh goal of the season, and had two assists. Chris Kunitz netted his fourth goal and added two assists, and rookie defenseman Olli Maatta scored his first NHL goal for the Penguins, who won for the 20th time in 22 home games.
Crosby extended his point streak to eight games, his longest stretch to start a season. Crosby, who leads the NHL with 17 points, has recorded multiple points in four consecutive games.
Fleury stopped 36 shots for his seventh win. Roberto Luongo, who made 25 saves, turned aside Crosby and Jussi Jokinen in the shootout before Malkin scored.
Zack Kassian scored in the third period, and Edler and Brad Richardson added goals for the Canucks. Kevin Bieksa had three assists.
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OTTAWA (AP) — Ryan-Nugent Hopkins scored two goals, including one into an empty net, to help Edmonton beat Ottawa and snap a five-game losing streak.
Jordan Eberle added a goal, and Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves for the Oilers (2-6-1).
Chris Neil had the only goal for the Senators (3-3-2), and Robin Lehner made 18 saves in his second start of the season.
An extended power play early in the third period failed to provide the Oilers with any insurance. Ottawa failed to capitalize on momentum created by killing off a 5-on-3 power play that lasted a full 2 minutes.