EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Sidney Crosby makes a smooth pull through two defenders, driving through the slot and picking up a backhander. The Pittsburgh Penguins arrived on Tuesday night a 6: 5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers (19659007). Crosby opened the scoring in the first half and his second goal of the season was the winner. Crosby pulled away from the left boards, shoved the puck through the legs of a defender, passed Oilers goalkeeper Cam Talbot and raised a backhand shot over Talbot's glove for the win.
Jamie Oleksiak and Patric Hornqvist also scored two goals for the Penguins (19659008) Leon Draisaitl and Alex Chiasson scored two goals each, while Connor McDavid had the other for the Oilers (3-3-1), who lost their second straight ,
Matt Murray had 41 saves in the win, while Talbot threw away 25 shots in loss.
COYOTES 4, BLUE JACKETS 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Christian Fischer got his first career hat-trick, Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots and Arizona rallied to beat Columbus.
Fischer scored in all three periods to help the Coyotes hit Columbus for the first time in the last seven tries dating from 2015. Derek Stepan got the primary support on all three.
Dylan Strome also scored for Arizona as backup Kuemper got his first sea-son win in two starts.
Pierre Luc-Dubois scored and Sergei Bobrovsky had 22 parades in a mostly lackluster game for the Blue Jackets, despite having 10 more shots on target.
Columbus defender Seth Jones made his season debut after spraining a medial collateral ligament in his right knee on September 25. He was expected to miss for up to six weeks, but came back in less than a month. He fired four shots.
RANGERS 5, PANTHERS 2
NEW YORK (AP) – Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad scored two goals each and New York drove a two-game losing streak.
Kevin Hayes also scored a goal, Neal Pionk added two assists and Alexandar Georgiev made 36 saves for New York, earning his third win of the season.
Vincent Trocheck and Mike Hoffman each scored their third goals this season, and Jonathan Huberdeau had two assists for the Panthers, who dropped to 1-3-3 despite the lead in each game.
Michael Hutchinson stopped 15 shots in his fourth game for Florida.
CANADIENS 3, FLAMMENTS 2
MONTREAL (AP) – Jeff Petry and Jonathan Drouin each had a goal and an assist when Montreal won for the fourth time in five games.
Brendan Gallagher also scored for the Canadiens, who have lost once in eight games this season. Carey Price made 21 saves and tied Patrick Roy for second place in team history for the most wins by a goalkeeper with 289.
Michael Frolik and Elias Lindholm hit for the flames, and David Rittich scored 37 saves.
BRUINS 4, SENATORS 1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – David Pastrnak had two goals and two assists, Patrice Bergeron added a goal and two assists for Boston.
The Bruins (5-2-2) snatched a three-game skid and beat the senators for the second time this season. David Krejci scored his second goal this season and Tuukka Rask scored 38 caps.
Thomas Chabot scored the lone goal for the Senators (4-3-1), who after three consecutive wins could record a season-high wins five-game home-field with a 3-2-0 record as they traveled for a trip leave with three games on Thursday.
Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots.
STARS 4, KINGS 2
DALLAS (AP) – Jason Spezza and John Klingberg each had a goal and an assist, and Dallas drove a series of three defeats.
Blake Comeau and Tyler Pitlick scored their first goals of the season. Eight Dallas players had at least one point; Devin Shore finished with two assists. Ben Bishop scored 31 parades for Dallas that never faltered
Anze Kopitar and Tyler Toffoli scored the second half goals for the Kings, who lost their fifth winning goal. Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots for Los Angeles.
BLACKHAWKS 3, DUCKS 1
CHICAGO (AP) – Patrick Kane scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 24 saves and Chicago handed Anaheim his third direct loss.
Brandon Saad also scored his first two goals of the season and helped Chicago improve Chicago to 1: 3.
Rickard Rakell scored for Anaheim, and John Gibson finished with 35 saves. The ducks have only four goals during their slide.
SHARKS 5, PREDATORS 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Brent Burns scored 2:52 to cover a rally from a late two-goal deficit and San Jose beat Nashville.
The sharks cooled the NHL's hottest team and ended the Predators' five winning streak.
Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier, Brenden Dillon and Joe Pavelski also counted for the sharks, who won their third straight.
Viktor Arvidsson of Nashville had two goals and an assist. Filip Forsberg and Craig Smith added goals.
San Jose Martin Jones had saved 25. The Juden's Saros the Predators finished with 27 saves.
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