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Crosby's tear leads Penguins to 11th straight

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored twice during his fourth multiple-goal game in his past six, and the Penguins won their 11th game in a row, beating the Maple Leafs 5-2 Wednesday.

The Penguins, 12-0-1 since last losing in regulation Nov. 10, are on the second-longest winning streak in franchise history. Their only longer run was their NHL-record 17-game streak in 1993.

Crosby has 20 goals and 15 assists during a 17-game scoring streak that is two shy of his career best.

"As a group, we want to keep going and individually, (I) want to keep going," Crosby said.

Around the league: Vic Lynn, the three-time Stanley Cup winner with the Maple Leafs who played for all of the NHL's Original Six teams, died Monday in his hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was 85. … Jere Lehtinen, 37, officially retired, ending a 14-season career spent entirely with the Stars.

at Penguins 1 3 1 5
Maple Leafs 0 0 2 2

First Period1, Pittsburgh, Crosby 25 (Kunitz, Cooke), 8:35. PenaltiesToronto bench, served by Kessel (too many men), 5:26; Crosby, Pit (roughing), 6:13; Asham, Pit (roughing), 12:49; Orr, Tor, major (fighting), 15:47; Engelland, Pit, major (fighting), 15:47.

Second Period2, Pittsburgh, Dupuis 7 (Kunitz), 11:38 (sh). 3, Pittsburgh, Letestu 5 (Kennedy, Conner), 13:13. 4, Pittsburgh, Crosby 26 (Kunitz, Orpik), 14:46. PenaltiesToronto bench, served by Orr (too many men), 5:11; Adams, Pit (boarding), 10:25; Komisarek, Tor, major (fighting), 16:03; Asham, Pit, major (fighting), 16:03; Kessel, Tor (slashing), 16:47; Versteeg, Tor (slashing), 19:44; Fleury, Pit, served by Conner (slashing), 19:44.

Third Period5, Toronto, Bozak 4 (Kessel, Versteeg), 4:36 (pp). 6, Toronto, Grabovski 7 (Kaberle, Kulemin), 8:38. 7, Pittsburgh, Letestu 6 (Kennedy, Goligoski), 17:06. PenaltiesKomisarek, Tor, minor-major (roughing, fighting), 3:03; Rupp, Pit, minor-major (boarding, fighting), 3:03; Rosehill, Tor, minor-major (charging, fighting), 3:43; Godard, Pit, minor-major-misconduct (instigator, fighting), 3:43; Crosby, Pit (cross-checking, roughing), 3:43; Cooke, Pit (tripping), 9:42. Shots on GoalTor. 4-6-15—25. Pit. 13-11-2—26. Power-play opportunitiesTor. 1 of 6; Pit. 0 of 3. GoaliesTor., Gustavsson 4-8-2 (26 shots-21 saves). Pit., Fleury 13-6-1 (25-23). A18,158 (18,087). T2:33.

Predators 1 1 1 3
at Red Wings 0 1 1 2

First Period1, Nashville, C.Wilson 6 (O'Reilly, Sullivan), 19:27. PenaltiesEaves, Det (interference), 10:02.

Second Period2, Nashville, Erat 3 (Kostitsyn, Goc), :49. 3, Detroit, Datsyuk 9 (Zetterberg), 13:04 (sh). PenaltiesWeber, Nas (cross-checking), 4:26; Holmstrom, Det, double minor (high-sticking), 11:05; C.Wilson, Nas (high-sticking), 16:21; Bertuzzi, Det (cross-checking), 17:58.

Third Period4, Nashville, Dumont 4, 14:37. 5, Detroit, Franzen 13 (Datsyuk, V.Filppula), 18:27. PenaltiesSmithson, Nas (holding), 6:05; Erat, Nas (tripping), 8:56. Shots on GoalNashville 14-6-4—24. Detroit 8-13-16—37. Power-play opportunitiesNashville 0 of 4; Detroit 0 of 4. GoaliesNashville, Lindback 5-1-2 (37 shots-35 saves). Detroit, Howard 15-4-2 (24-21). A17,359 (20,066). T2:17.

Sharks 1 0 3 0 5
at Flyers 0 3 1 0 4
Sharks win shootout 2-0

First Period1, San Jose, Clowe 6 (Wallin, Demers), 19:55. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period2, Phi., Giroux 14 (Carter, Coburn), 6:21. 3, Phi., Leino 6 (Hartnell, Timonen), 10:20. 4, Phi., Zherdev 9 (Carle, Giroux), 11:09. PenaltiesMurray, SJ (tripping), 8:00; Timonen, Phi (interference), 12:32.

Third Period5, Phi., Hartnell 7 (Carle, Leino), 6:15. 6, San Jose, Demers 1 (Heatley), 7:33. 7, San Jose, Couture 13 (Clowe, Braun), 10:51. 8, San Jose, Pavelski 9 (Thornton), 11:28 (pp). PenaltiesDemers, SJ (hooking), 1:00; Carter, Phi (cross-checking), 8:43; Briere, Phi (tripping), 11:26; Pavelski, SJ (tripping), 12:50; Briere, Phi, double minor (high-sticking), 13:27.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesMurray, SJ (roughing), 3:06; Timonen, Phi (interference), 3:06.

ShootoutSan Jose 2 (Couture G, Clowe G), Phi. 0 (Briere NG, Giroux NG). Shots on GoalSan Jose 6-9-15-3—33. Phi. 9-14-9-3—35. Power-play opportunitiesSan Jose 1 of 5; Phi. 0 of 3. GoaliesSan Jose, Niittymaki 9-3-3 (35 shots-31 saves). Phi., Bobrovsky 14-4-3 (33-29). A19,801 (19,537). T2:43.

at Blackhawks 2 2 1 5
Stars 0 3 0 3

First Period1, Chicago, Bickell 6 (Cullimore, Boynton), 3:18. 2, Chicago, Toews 13 (Seabrook, Keith), 13:33. PenaltiesOtt, Dal, major (fighting), 12:12; Dowell, Chi, major (fighting), 12:12; Robidas, Dal (elbowing), 18:07; Grossman, Dal (slashing), 19:32.

Second Period3, Chicago, J.Morin 1 (Bolland), 1:36. 4, Dallas, Neal 11 (B.Richards, Eriksson), 1:56. 5, Chicago, Brouwer 6 (Bolland, Bickell), 2:21. 6, Dallas, Segal 4, 16:06. 7, Dallas, Eriksson 11 (B.Richards, Neal), 17:11. PenaltiesNeal, Dal (tripping), 6:00; Wandell, Dal (tripping), 8:23.

Third Period8, Chicago, Sharp 17 (Toews, Keith), 19:59 (en-pp). PenaltiesChicago bench, served by Skille (too many men), 3:29; Robidas, Dal (holding), 14:47; Robidas, Dal (hooking), 18:44. Shots on GoalDallas 7-11-13—31. Chicago 10-5-10—25. Power-play opportunitiesDallas 0 of 1; Chicago 1 of 6. GoaliesDallas, Raycroft 3-2-0 (24 shots-20 saves). Chicago, Crawford 8-4-0 (31-28). A21,184 (19,717). T2:24.

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