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PITTSBURGH (AP) -Pascal Dupuis scored on a slap shot from along the edge of the left circle with 10.8 seconds left in overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins kept the Philadelphia Flyers winless, giving up a two-goal lead in less than a minute before winning 3-2 Tuesday night.

Dupuis, skating along the boards, took Brooks Orpik's pass, hesitated for a moment as he debated whether to pass to a trailing Sidney Crosby, then let go of a hard shot that beat goalie Antero Niittymaki to the glove side.

The Flyers, despite getting goals from Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne in the final minute of the second period, are 0-3 for the first time since the labor dispute-shortened 1995 season. The Penguins didn't get a goal from Crosby for the fourth consecutive game, yet avoided their first three-game losing streak since they dropped four in a row last November.

ATLANTA (AP) - Antti Miettinen scored two third-period goals and Marian Gaborik and Andrew Brunette also scored for Minnesota.

Ilya Kovalchuk, whose 255 career goals lead the NHL since his rookie season of 2001-02, scored his first goal of the season for Atlanta, which also got a goal from Bryan Little.

The Thrashers were outscored 3-1 in the third period.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Todd Bertuzzi scored twice and the Calgary Flames hung on for their first win.

Jarome Iginla scored short-handed at 7:23 of the third period gave the Flames a 4-3 lead over the winless Avalanche.

Four minutes later, Calgary went ahead by two when Iginla's shot from the right wing was kicked out right to Bertuzzi, who slapped the rebound into the open side, but the Avalanche got within one just 18 seconds later when Ben Guite's 60-foot one-hop wrist shot was muffed by Miikka Kiprusoff.

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