WASHINGTON (AP) -A lot less talk, a lot more action.
Unlike their last meeting, Sidney Crosby avoided any face-to-face confrontations with fellow MVP Alex Ovechkin on Sunday, instead producing a goal and assist in regulation, then the shootout winner to help Pittsburgh edge Washington 4-3 - the Penguins' sixth consecutive victory and the Capitals' fourth straight loss.
After Crosby lifted his shot over Jose Theodore's glove, Marc-Andre Fleury thwarted Ovechkin with a kick save to end the shootout. Fleury also stopped Alexander Semin and Viktor Kozlov to help Pittsburgh complete the first 5-0 trip in franchise history.
In regulation, Ovechkin scored his league-leading 47th goal, and Crosby got his 25th. Pittsburgh built a 3-1 lead as Sergei Gonchar and trade-deadline pickup Bill Guerin tallied in the second period. But Ovechkin and Brooks Laich tied it with goals only 49 seconds apart early in the third. Semin also scored in regulation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Avery was warmly welcomed by Rangers fans in his first home game at Madison Square Garden in nearly a year, and newcomer Nik Antropov had a goal and assist to help New York win its third straight.
Avery, who rejoined the Rangers this week after being banished by Dallas following crude comments he made in December, assisted on Ryan Callahan's second-period goal. Nikolai Zherdev scored the go-ahead goal with 6:22 left, and Scott Gomez also scored for New York, 3-1-1 since John Tortorella replaced fired coach Tom Renney.
Chuck Kobasew, Zdeno Chara and Michael Ryder scored for Eastern Conference-leading Boston, 1-3-1 in its last five games.
CHICAGO (AP) - Peter Budaj made 24 saves, and Marek Svatos and Ryan Smyth each had a goal and an assist to help Colorado end a six-game losing streak.
Ben Guite, Chris Stewart, Milan Hejduk also scored, and Tyler Arnason had three assists. The six-game skid was the franchise's longest since the Quebec Nordiques lost eight in a row in January 1992. Jonathan Toews scored for Chicago.
ATLANTA (AP) - Bryan Little scored twice, Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist and Atlanta won consecutive games in regulation for the first time since Jan. 20.
Chris Thorburn and Tobias Enstrom also scored for Atlanta, and Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves. Jarome Iginla and Craig Conroy scored for Calgary.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Yann Danis made 30 saves, and Jeff Tambellini, Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo scored for New York, 9-2-2 in its last 13 games.
Scottie Upshall and Shane Doan scored for Phoenix, and Josh Tordjman made 23 saves in his NHL debut. The Coyotes have lost five of six.