PITTSBURGH (AP) -Sidney Crosby scored three goals in slightly more than eight minutes of the second period as the Pittsburgh Penguins quickly turned a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead, then held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Monday night.
Crosby tied San Jose's Patrick Marleau for the NHL goals lead with 37. Crosby's hat trick was his third of the season and fifth of his career, and the Penguins pressed unsuccessfully to try to get him a fourth goal in the final period.
Jordan Staal and rookie Mark Letestu also scored for the Penguins against U.S. Olympic goalie Ryan Miller.
After protecting a two-goal lead for much of the period, the Penguins were holding on at the end. Jason Pominville scored on a power play with 3 minutes remaining.
Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek scored 48 seconds apart to give Buffalo the lead against Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, a member of Canada's Olympic team. Tim Kennedy made it 3-1.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Jonas Hiller made 33 saves to earn in his second shutout of the season and Anaheim beat Florida.
Ryan Getzlaf, Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry each scored for the Ducks, who wrapped up a six-game road trip and snapped Florida's five-game winning streak at home.
Hiller's other shutout this season came on Nov. 5 in a 4-0 Anaheim win over the Nashville Predators. Hiller, who has six NHL shutouts, was coming off a 30-save effort in the Ducks' 2-1 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.
Florida's Tomas Vokoun stopped 22 shots.
Hiller was perfect in his first game since signing a four-year contract extension on Saturday, that will keep Switzerland's Olympic goalie off the free-agent market this summer. The stellar performance came one day after Anaheim traded Stanley Cup-winning goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the Toronto Maple Leafs.