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PITTSBURGH (AP) -Penguins rookie Alex Goligoski scored on his first shootout attempt after Sidney Crosby tied it late in the third period with his second goal, and Pittsburgh rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 after blowing a three-goal lead Thursday night.

Simon Gagne scored twice short-handed during a four-goal second period that put the Flyers up 4-3, but the Penguins came back to win two nights after they rallied from three goals down in the third period to beat Detroit 7-6 in overtime.

Backup goalie Dany Sabourin, who replaced Marc-Andre Fleury to start the third period, stopped all 11 shots he faced before turning aside all six Philadelphia shooters in the shootout. Evgeni Malkin scored and set up Crosby's tying goal as the Penguins went into overtime for the eighth time in 16 games. They are 6-2 in extra time, including 3-1 in shootouts.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Niklas Backstrom stopped 24 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Minnesota scored four power-play goals to beat Phoenix.

Marek Zidlicky scored twice and had an assist for Minnesota, which defeated the Coyotes for the ninth straight time. Eric Belanger and Andrew Brunette also scored, and Marc-Andre Bergeron had two assists.

Backstrom, who beat Tampa Bay 1-0 on Oct. 18, is 8-0 against the Coyotes with a 1.13 goals-against average and three shutouts.

Phoenix, which had won three straight, was shut out for the second time in five games.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg, Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen scored third-period goals and Detroit beat Tampa Bay.

Pavel Datsyuk also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, and Chris Osgood had 15 saves to improve to 17-0 against Tampa Bay.

Mark Recchi, Jussi Jokinen and Matt Pettinger scored for the Lightning, who were outshot 39-18 and lost their third straight.

OTTAWA (AP) - Kyle Okposo and Trent Hunter scored power-play goals, and Joey MacDonald made 29 saves to lead the New York Islanders over Ottawa.

Bill Guerin also scored for New York, which had lost three straight (0-2-1).

Islanders rookie Josh Bailey, who made his NHL debut on Tuesday, recorded his first point when he set up Okposo's second goal of the season 12:42 in, a power-play tally that tied it at 1.

Hunter gave New York a 2-1 lead with an unassisted effort on another man advantage 17:30 into the second. Guerin scored his sixth of the season early in the third.

Filip Kuba netted his first goal on a power play 1:53 in for Ottawa, which lost its third in a row after a 4-0-1 spurt.

BOSTON (AP) - Marco Sturm and Stephane Yelle each scored two goals and Boston snapped a 12-game losing streak against Montreal.

The Bruins extended their winning streak to five games and won for the eighth time in nine contests. They had gone 0-10-2 against the Canadiens in the previous 12 meetings.

Manny Fernandez made 27 saves and is 4-0-1 in his last five starts. Boston's tandem of Fernandez and Tim Thomas has allowed only nine goals in eight games.

The Bruins led 3-0 in the first period on goals by Shawn Thornton, Yelle and Sturm.

DALLAS (AP) - Michal Handzus and Kyle Quincey scored power-play goals and Erik Ersberg made 24 saves to help Los Angeles extend its winning streak to four games.

Jarret Stoll added his sixth goal of the season for the Kings.

Brad Richards and Mike Ribeiro had power-play goals for Dallas. The slumping Stars lost for the fifth time in six games.

The game was a rematch of Tuesday night's meeting in Los Angeles won by the Kings in a shootout, 3-2.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Tomas Kaberle had a goal and two assists, Matt Stajan added three assists and Toronto won for just the second time in six games.

Nikolai Kulemin, Nik Antropov, Ian White and Mikhail Grabovski also scored to help Toronto move over .500 at 7-6-4.

Sam Gagner and Ethan Moreau scored for Edmonton. The Oilers fell to 8-7-1 with their first loss in three games.

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