Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Sheary, Penguins edge Oilers

PITTSBURGH — Conor Sheary scored twice, including the winner with 1:42 left, to lift the Penguins over the Oilers 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin also scored for Pittsburgh while Matt Murray stopped 25 shots in his first home start since Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final. Sidney Crosby was held without a point but helped begin the sequence that set up Sheary for the go-ahead goal.

Edmonton star Connor McDavid assisted on all three Oilers goals, more than holding his own against Crosby, his childhood idol. Jordan Eberle scored twice and Patrick Maroon picked up his fifth of the season. Cam Talbot made 27 saves but couldn't make a two-goal lead stand up.

Pittsburgh got the late lead when Edmonton forward Benoit Pouliot's clear attempt smacked off Sheary and into the net.

The Penguins won their fourth straight and remained unbeaten in regulation (6-0-1).

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Martin Jones stopped 24 shots, Brent Burns scored his fifth goal of the season and the visiting Sharks ended the Capitals' five-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory. … Alexandre Burrows scored twice in the third period to help the visiting Canucks end a nine-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Rangers. …Andreas Athanasiou tied it midway through the third period and had the only score in the shootout, helping the Red Wings snap a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Flyers. Detroit ended a 12-game regular season losing streak in Philadelphia dating to Jan. 25, 1997. … PA Parenteau and Taylor Hall scored in the shootout, and the host Devils past the Hurricanes 3-2. Parenteau and rookie Nick Lappin scored in regulation and New Jersey beat Carolina for the second time in three days. Cory Schneider had 31 saves, including a glove stop on Sebastian Aho with 1:48 left in the third period.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Blackhawks forward Tyler Motte will miss 2-3 weeks with a lower body injury. … The Panthers acquired Dylan McIlrath from the Rangers in exchange for Steven Kampfer and a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2018 draft. Both players are defensemen who have appeared in one NHL game this season. … Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk is week to week with an upper-body injury.

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