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Monday, 01.27.2014 / 11:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout and Chris Kunitz and Deryk Engelland scored second-period goals, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 Monday night.

Kunitz scored his 26th goal and Engelland netted his fourth. Tanner Glass scored his first goal in 26 games, a late empty-netter that sealed it for the Penguins, who won for the 15th time in 16 games at home.

Sidney Crosby, who leads the NHL with 74 points, added two assists to extend his points streak in games against Buffalo to 16 games, matching his longest streak against any team.

Fleury, who leads the NHL with 29 wins, registered his 27th career shutout.

Ryan Miller stopped 31 shots for last-place Buffalo, which has lost seven of nine.

BRUINS 6, ISLANDERS 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith combined for three goals and six assists to lead the Bruins to a seesaw victory over the Islanders.

All three linemates scored, and Loui Eriksson, Carl Soderberg and Zdeno Chara added goals. Chad Johnson gave Tuukka Rask the night off and made 34 saves.

Boston, which has won four of five (4-0-1), has 12 goals in two games.

Kyle Okposo, moved off the top line, had a goal and two assists for the Islanders, and Frans Nielsen and Michael Grabner also scored for New York, which lost its third straight (0-2-1). Kevin Poulin made 30 saves.

HURRICANES 3, BLUE JACKETS 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Staal scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:55 remaining to help the Hurricanes rally for a win over the Blue Jackets.

Eric Staal scored twice in the third period as the Hurricanes erased a two-goal deficit for their fourth consecutive victory. Anton Khudobin made 22 saves.

R.J. Umberger and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Blue Jackets. Columbus lost its second straight after stringing together eight wins in a row.

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