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Dupuis has big night to lift Pens

PITTSBURGH — Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist as the Penguins beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Wednesday for their seventh consecutive victory.

On Jan. 31 against Toronto, Pittsburgh scored three in the third to tie it then won in a shootout. Wednesday, it rallied from a two-goal deficit.

"The way we've been playing, we feel like we can come back in every game," Dupuis said. "And we proved it again."

Game highlights: Jason Pominville's overtime goal gave Buffalo a 3-2 win over Carolina. Carolina, coming off a win at Washington, hasn't won consecutive road games since Oct. 14-18.

Around the league: Wing Joffrey Lupul, second on the Leafs with 67 points, is out 3-4 weeks with a separated right shoulder. He was hurt while being checked Tuesday against the Bruins. … Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said employees shouldn't have taken down a sign calling for the firing of coach Dale Hunter. Tuesday, a group called Knuble's Knights — for Mike Knuble, often a healthy scratch under the coach — hung a sign reading, "Scratch Hunter."

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

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesRosehill, Tor (high-sticking), 6:39; Rosehill, Tor (charging), 14:09; Neal, Pit (slashing), 15:15; Malkin, Pit (high-sticking), 18:56; Liles, Tor, double minor (high-sticking), 20:00.

Second Period1, Toronto, Kessel 34 (Gardiner, Bozak), 1:00. 2, Toronto, Gunnarsson 4 (Grabovski, Mac­Arthur), 7:36. 3, Pittsburgh, Pa.Dupuis 16 (Niskanen, Staal), 9:25. PenaltiesStaal, Pit (tripping), :12.

Third Period4, Pittsburgh, Staal 22 (Orpik, Pa.Dupuis), 1:34. 5, Pittsburgh, Pa.Dupuis 17 (Sullivan, Lovejoy), 4:10. PenaltiesNeal, Pit (holding stick), 13:05. Shots on GoalToronto 3-10-11—24. Pittsburgh 11-10-12—33. Power-play opportunitiesToronto 0 of 4; Pittsburgh 0 of 4. GoaliesToronto, Gustavsson 17-15-2 (33 shots-30 saves). Pittsburgh, Thiessen 2-0-0 (24-22). A18,539 (18,387).

at Sabres 0 2 0 1 3
Hurricanes 1 1 0 0 2

First Period1, Carolina, Spacek 4 (McBain, Jokinen), 2:47. PenaltiesMyers, Buf (tripping), 3:18; Harrison, Car (tripping), 8:30; Allen, Car (slashing), 15:23.

Second Period2, Buffalo, Myers 7 (Kaleta, Leopold), :22. 3, Buffalo, Vanek 23 (Ehrhoff, Pominville), 1:02 (pp). 4, Carolina, LaRose 13 (Skinner), 5:11. PenaltiesJokinen, Car (slashing), :33; LaRose, Car (boarding), 2:53.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesJokinen, Car (high-sticking), 1:32; Stafford, Buf (holding), 5:08; D.Roy, Buf (hooking), 6:29; Jokinen, Car (holding), 13:30; Allen, Car (hooking), 19:05.

Overtime5, Buffalo, Pominville 24 (Ehrhoff, Vanek), :56 (pp). PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalCarolina 9-8-7-0—24. Buffalo 8-17-15-2—42. Power-play opportunitiesCarolina 0 of 3; Buffalo 2 of 7. GoaliesCarolina, Ward 23-19-12 (42 shots-39 saves). Buffalo, Miller 23-18-5 (24-22). A18,690 (18,690).

Dupuis has big night to lift Pens 03/07/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 11:53pm]

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