Malkin, Penguins extend streaks

PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin can't really explain what's going on with the Penguins. He'd rather just enjoy the ride.

Malkin pounded home a rebound 1:31 into overtime to lift the Penguins to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 triumph over the Capitals on Sunday.

"I have great confidence now, you know?" Malkin said. "You win six games, I think everyone has great confidence now. … And having fun."

Malkin has scored in six straight games, matching the longest streak in the league this season. He added two assists to push his league-leading point total to 58.

Game highlights: Tyler Seguin scored the decisive goal in a shootout as the Bruins beat the host Flyers 6-5. … Jonas Hiller made 43 saves and the host Ducks beat the Avalanche 3-2 for their sixth straight win.

at Penguins 2 0 1 1 4
Capitals 0 2 1 0 3

First Period1, Pittsburgh, Letang 5, 4:51 (pp). 2, Pittsburgh, Neal 25 (Malkin), 5:52. PenaltiesWideman, Was (cross-checking), 4:43; Semin, Was (tripping), 15:45; Tangradi, Pit (high-sticking), 19:48.

Second Period3, Washington, Laich 9 (Wideman, Ovechkin), 11:02. 4, Washington, Semin 12 (Perreault, Ovechkin), 14:38. PenaltiesMichalek, Pit (elbowing), 8:36; Orpik, Pit (holding), 9:04; Brouwer, Was (cross-checking), 9:23; Brouwer, Was, major (fighting), 16:58; Hendricks, Was (tripping), 16:58; Kennedy, Pit, major (fighting), 16:58; Knuble, Was (holding), 18:07; Chimera, Was (cross-checking), 20:00; Martin, Pit (slashing), 20:00.

Third Period5, Washington, Ovechkin 20 (Semin, Perreault), 1:08. 6, Pittsburgh, Neal 26 (Malkin, Orpik), 7:06. PenaltiesNeal, Pit (tripping), 10:00.

Overtime7, Pittsburgh, Malkin 26 (Martin, Neal), 1:31. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalWas. 4-10-6-0—20. Pit. 9-5-12-1—27. Power-play opportunitiesWas. 0 of 4; Pit. 1 of 5. GoaliesWas., Neuvirth 6-7-3 (27 shots-23 saves). Pit., Fleury 25-12-2 (20-17). A18,565 (18,387). T2:32.

Bruins 3 0 2 0 6
at Flyers 1 3 1 0 5
Bruins win shootout 2-1

First Period1, Boston, Bergeron 15 (Marchand, Seguin), :50. 2, Phi., Talbot 11 (Timonen, Bryzgalov), 2:05. 3, Boston, Seguin 18 (Bergeron, Pouliot), 9:01 (pp). 4, Boston, Lucic 17 (Krejci, McQuaid), 12:30. PenaltiesLucic, Bos, major (fighting), 1:24; Sestito, Phi, major (fighting), 1:24; Couturier, Phi (slashing), 4:13; Phi. bench, served by Hartnell (too many men), 5:31; Krejci, Bos (roughing), 6:40; Talbot, Phi (roughing), 6:40; Voracek, Phi (tripping), 8:05; Kelly, Bos, served by Seguin, minor-major (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 9:37; Schenn, Phi, major (fighting), 9:37; Bryzgalov, Phi, served by Simmonds (roughing), 12:43; Chara, Bos (delay of game), 14:05.

Second Period5, Phi., Hartnell 23 (Giroux, Timonen), 3:23 (pp). 6, Phi., Hartnell 24 (Giroux), 7:25. 7, Phi., Hartnell 25 (Giroux, Simmonds), 19:13 (pp). PenaltiesHorton, Bos (interference), 2:53; Lucic, Bos (roughing), 2:53; Bourdon, Phi (roughing), 2:53; Thornton, Bos, major (fighting), 7:28; Shelley, Phi, major (fighting), 7:28; Seguin, Bos (high-sticking), 15:06; Lucic, Bos (interference), 18:25.

Third Period8, Boston, Krejci 11 (Peverley, Lucic), 1:19. 9, Boston, Campbell 6 (Paille, McQuaid), 4:59. 10, Phi., Talbot 12 (Carle, Couturier), 10:38 (pp). PenaltiesThornton, Bos, served by Seguin (roughing, interference), 9:11; Hartnell, Phi (charging), 9:11; Boychuk, Bos (tripping), 12:45; Kelly, Bos (holding), 16:53.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesTimonen, Phi (holding), 3:20.

ShootoutBoston 2 (Krejci G, Seguin G), Phi. 1 (Read NG, Giroux G, Simmonds NG). Shots on GoalBoston 15-6-11-5—37. Phi. 10-15-10-3—38. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 1 of 5; Phi. 3 of 8. GoaliesBoston, Thomas 20-9-0 (38 shots-33 saves). Phi., Bryzgalov 18-10-4 (37-32). A19,851 (19,537). T2:55.

at Ducks 1 0 2 3
Avalanche 0 0 2 2

First Period1, Anaheim, Ryan 18, 2:49 (sh). PenaltiesGetzlaf, Ana (hooking), 1:35; Anaheim bench, served by Selanne (too many men), 6:54.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesHejda, Col (hooking), 10:48; O'Brien, Col (delay of game), 19:30.

Third Period2, Ana., Getzlaf 8 (Selanne, Visnovsky), :20 (pp). 3, Ana., Ryan 19 (Getzlaf), 3:56. 4, Colorado, O'Reilly 14 (Landeskog), 14:51. 5, Col., Hejduk 12 (Landeskog, Stastny), 16:28 (pp). PenaltiesMcLeod, Col, major (fighting), 11:00; Bell, Ana, major (fighting), 11:00; Parros, Ana (roughing), 11:00; Jones, Col (hooking), 14:06; Getzlaf, Ana (hooking), 14:46. Shots on GoalCol. 15-13-17—45. Ana. 2-8-8—18. Power-play opportunitiesCol. 1 of 4; Ana. 1 of 3. GoaliesCol., Giguere 12-7-1 (18 shots-15 saves). Anaheim, Hiller 15-17-7 (45-43). A14,004. T2:24.

Malkin, Penguins extend streaks 01/23/12 [Last modified: Monday, January 23, 2012 12:03am]

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