Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice to take the NHL lead in goals, Braden Holtby recovered from a mini-slump to get his fifth shutout of the season, and Sidney Crosby had one of his worst faceoff nights as the Washington Capitals broke a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins got back in the win column Tuesday night, but made a trade shortly after the game ended.
The NHL has suspended Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games for charging and boarding Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.
Ryan Johansen of the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets pulled a kid out of the stands and guided him to a goal to win the breakaway challenge, and Nashville’s Shea Weber fired the hardest shot with a 108.5-mph blast at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on Saturday night.
The World Cup of Hockey will be making a long-awaited return in 2016.
Captain Nick Foligno, showing allegiance to a teammate, has selected Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen with the first pick in the NHL All-Star draft.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has received an injection to deal with an unspecified lower-body injury.
Following an undisclosed injury he suffered against the Philadelphia Flyers, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has backed out of the upcoming All-Star game.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane beat Marc-Andre Fleury in a shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Following the dirty hit Penguins defenseman Kris Letang took from notoriously dirty Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo, Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet talked with Joe Starkey of the Starkey and Mueller show about the hit and what he would have done if he were playing.
Zac Rinaldo made a bad situation worse Tuesday night and the NHL better come down hard on him.