Penguins eat Leafs on road 5-4, 11th away win
APTORONTO -- Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and James Neal scored shootout goals as the Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Saturday for their NHL-leading 11th road win.
March 11, 2013, 12:10 am TWN
Neal opened the shootout with a goal against before Crosby sealed the win on Pittsburgh's second attempt after Toronto's Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri were stopped.
Elswhere, Boston held onto second place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-0 win over Philadelphia, Montreal remained top in the East with a comeback win over Tampa Bay, Carolina scored six against a disappointing New Jersey and Vladimir Sobotka's hat trick helped St. Louis edge San Jose.
Neal, Crosby, Beau Bennett and Pascal Dupuis scored in regulation for Pittsburgh, which outshot Toronto 41-26. Crosby scored in his first game in Toronto in over three years to extend his point streak to a season-high seven games (five goals, 10 assists).
Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk, Cody Franson and Clarke MacArthur scored for Toronto.
Boston's Tyler Seguin scored his third goal in two games and the Bruins added two more in a span of just over 2 minutes in a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Goals scored by Seguin, Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille in the first period were all Boston needed against the slumping Flyers, who have lost three straight.
Montreal's Brendan Gallagher broke a tie with the Canadiens third goal of the third period, completing a 4-3 comeback win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Canadiens pulled within 3-2 on Brian Gionta's power-play goal 3:49 into the third, and Alexei Emelin tied it at 7:33. Gallagher then netted to give Montreal a 4-3 lead with 7:57 to play. Montreal earlier got a goal from Tomas Plekanec.