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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) lunges for the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Washington. The Penguins won 3-2.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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First Published Mar 11 2014 09:32 am • Last Updated Mar 11 2014 11:32 pm

PENGUINS 3, CAPITALS 2

WASHINGTON • Sidney Crosby had a hand in both early goals as Pittsburgh converted on two of its first three shots Monday night, Chris Kunitz scored twice, and the Penguins beat Alex Ovechkin’s struggling Washington Capitals 3-2.

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Crosby finished with his 30th goal and two assists to raise his NHL-leading point total to 87, matching his uniform number. The Penguins beat Washington for the seventh consecutive time and overtook idle Boston for the Eastern Conference’s best record.

The Capitals, who began the day outside of the playoff picture in 10th place in the East, have lost four of their past five games.

The teams play each other again Tuesday at Pittsburgh.

Monday’s game featured the largely uneventful NHL debut of a player Capitals general manager George McPhee likened to the Loch Ness Monster — "We’ve heard of you, but we haven’t seen you" — Russian forward Evgeny Kuznetsov. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound winger was a first-round draft pick in 2010, but has been playing in Russia until now.

KINGS 3, FLAMES 2

CALGARY, Alberta • Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist to lead Los Angeles to its eighth straight win.

Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings.


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Mike Cammalleri and Brian McGrattan scored for the Flames, who lost for just the second time in their past nine games at the Saddledome.

Playing in his fourth straight game, rookie Calgary goalie Joni Ortio made 20 saves.

Martin Jones stopped 24 of 26 shots he faced to improve his record in his rookie season with the Kings to 10-4.

ISLANDERS 7, CANUCKS 4

VANCOUVER, British Columbia • Matt Martin scored the winner in the Islanders’ seven-goal third period, and New York erased a three-goal deficit in the final frame to beat Vancouver.

Martin made it 5-4 at 10:04 for the third for the Islanders, who reversed a recent trend and rallied late instead of squandering a lead.

Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome, Calvin de Haan, Frans Nielsen, Anders Lee and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Islanders, who scored four times in the first 6:22 of the third.

The Islanders tied their team record for goals in a period, matching the mark set in the second period of a 9-4 win over the New York Rangers on Dec. 23, 1978.

Chris Higgins, Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler and Chris Tanev scored for the Canucks, who lost for the 12th time in 14 games.

Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves in the win. Eddie Lack stopped 21 shots for the Canucks.

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