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Crosby, Fleury shine for Penguins


Sidney Crosby is looking like himself again, Marc-Andre Fleury is back from injury and the Pittsburgh Penguins are gaining momentum after a lackluster start.

The resurgent Crosby scored two power-play goals, Fleury returned from a concussion and made 38 saves and the Penguins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night.

“It’s always nice when the puck goes in,” Crosby said. “I think with the way we’re playing, we’re earning our bounces and earning our goals. Hopefully, there’s more to come.”

Crosby scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season and has 10 points in his last seven games. After scoring just six goals in his first 32 games, Crosby has five scores in his last five contests.

Fleury made his first start since Dec. 14. The Penguins won just three of eight games without him.

Pittsburgh has won four of six after dropping its first four games under new coach Mike Sullivan.

Blue Jackets 5, Capitals 4 (SO)

In Columbus, Jack Johnson and Brandon Saad each had two goals, Ryan Johansen scored in the third round of the shootout and the last-place Blue Jackets gave Eastern Conference-leading Washington its first losing streak this season.

Devils 3, Stars 2 (OT)

In Newark, New Jersey, John Moore notched a power-play goal 1:47 into overtime.

Panthers 3, Rangers 0

In Sunrise, Florida, Roberto Luongo stopped 39 shots for his third shutout of the season and the Panthers earned their franchise-record eighth straight win.

Kings 2, Flyers 1

In Los Angeles, Dwight King and Drew Doughty each scored first-period goals.

Maple Leafs 4, Blues 1

In Toronto, Peter Holland netted the go-ahead goal early in the third period and Jonathan Bernier stopped 39 shots.

Oilers 4, Coyotes 3 (SO)

In Edmonton, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in the third round of the shootout.

Red Wings 4, Sabres 3

In Buffalo, Tomas Tatar scored with 2:50 left in the third period to lift Detroit.

Lightning 3, Wild 2 (SO)

In Tampa, Ryan Callahan had the lone shootout goal.

Predators 2, Hurricanes 1 (OT)

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Mattias Ekholm scored with 1:51 left in overtime.

Jets 4, Sharks 1

In San Jose, Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 shots, Drew Stafford scored a short-handed goal and Winnipeg ended a six-game road losing streak.

Flames 4, Avalanche 0

In Denver, Karri Ramo made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season, Josh Jooris had a goal and an assist and Calgary beat Colorado.