PITTSBURGH (AP) -Sidney Crosby scored three times after Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff stopped him on a penalty shot early in the game and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their sixth in a row, beating the Flames 4-1 on Saturday behind backup goalie Brent Johnson.
Crosby made it 2-0 in the second period by putting in Chris Kunitz's rebound, then scored his 200th career goal midway through the third when Paul Martin's shot from above the circles deflected off Crosby's stick.
Crosby completed his sixth regular-season hat trick and first this season by scoring into an empty net with 36.4 seconds left during a Flames power play in which Calgary created a two-man advantage by pulling Kiprusoff.
Crosby has 12 goals and 13 assists during a 12-game scoring streak. He has 18 goals overall.
The Penguins' winning streak is their longest since they won seven in a row in October 2009.
Johnson made 30 saves during his first start since Nov. 10 against Boston, but lost his shutout when Rene Bourque scored his 11th goal and second in three games at 13:03 of the third.
Arron Asham also scored for Pittsburgh.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Travis Zajac scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and Johan Hedberg made 40 saves for New Jersey in his fourth straight start with Martin Brodeur sidelined by a bruised elbow.
Adam Mair in regulation to help the Devils win for the third time in four games.
Danny Brier scored on a power-play goal in the third period for Philadelphia.