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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Brent Burns scored twice and Patrick Marleau got his 1,000th career point to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Saturday night.

Marleau became the 83rd NHL player to reach 1,000 points with an assist on Burns' first goal 7:54 into the game.

Burns has seven goals this year, and the Sharks have won the first five games of a season-high six-game trip that ends Sunday night against Columbus.

Sharks defenceman Paul Martin scored his first goal of the season and had an assist against his old team.

Phil Kessel scored his seventh of the season for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves. The Penguins were coming off back-to-back victories after dropping three of four.


SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) ? Rick Nash scored 2:01 into overtime for his third goal of the game, lifting the Rangers to the road win.

Mats Zuccarello and Viktor Stalberg scored in the third period to put the Rangers ahead 4-2. Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves as New York bounced back after a loss at Tampa Bay on Thursday night snapped its nine-game winning streak.

Jaromir Jagr, Aleksander Barkov, Jussi Jokinen and Nick Bjugstad scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots.


WASHINGTON (AP) ??? Alex Ovechkin scored one of Washington's four goals in the first, leading the Capitals to the win.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists before adding his seventh goal of the season in the third period, providing Washington some insurance.

Jason Chimera had three assists, Ovechkin also added a late assist in a three-goal third period, and Dmitry Orlov and Nate Schmidt got their first goals of the season for the Caps.

Colorado goaltender Reto Berra gave up four goals for the third straight game and was replaced after the first period by Calvin Pickard.

Nathan MacKinnon scored his ninth goal of the season for the Avalanche, who allowed seven goals for the first time this season.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) ??? Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist for Tampa Bay, and Ben Bishop made 30 saves.

Nikita Kucherov, Brian Boyle and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Lightning, who had 21 goals over their previous 13 games.

The Ducks completed a four-game road trip at 2-2.

It was Bishop's first shutout this season.


BOSTON (AP) ??? Zdeno Chara scored at 16:17 of the third period and Tuukka Rask held on for his second shutout of the season, powering Boston to the victory.

Boston outshot Toronto 37-22, but goaltender James Reimer kept the Maple Leafs in the game. Brad Marchand added an empty-net goal in the final seconds, sending the Bruins to consecutive home wins for the first time this season.

Reimer had 35 saves, but he was unable to stop Chara's slap shot from the left circle. Zach Trotman and Matt Beleskey assisted on Chara's third goal of the season.

It was Rask's 28th career shutout.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) ??? Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist for Ottawa, and Craig Anderson made 36 saves for his second consecutive shutout.

Mika Zibanejad, Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris also scored for the Senators. Anderson helped Ottawa beat Columbus 3-0 on Thursday night.

Steve Mason made 27 saves for the Flyers, who lost 1-0 at home to San Jose two nights ago.

The Senators had a 3-0 lead after two periods.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) ????????? Chris Thorburn scored a short-handed goal with 8:51 left, lifting Winnipeg to the victory.

Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien also scored to help the Jets earn consecutive wins for the first time since Oct. 31.

Winnipeg goaltender Ondrej Pavelec left after two periods due to a lower-body injury. He stopped 20 of the 22 shots before Michael Hutchinson earned the win in relief by stopping seven third-period shots.

Shane Doan and Connor Murphy had power-play goals in the first period for Arizona. Anders Lindback made 20 saves.

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