Crosby's two help Penguins to victory over Blackhawks
April 1, 2014, 12:09 am TWN
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby scored two goals in the last five minutes to help the Penguins beat the injury-riddled Blackhawks 4-1 on Sunday night.
“This was one of our most physical games of the year,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. “We saw it from the beginning of the game until the end.”
The biggest hit came in the second period.
Already playing without Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks lost captain Jonathan Toews to an upper-body injury when he was drilled by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. Toews was holding his left arm, sitting on the bench before he left the arena.
At Philadelphia, Patrice Bergeron scored in the second period and also tallied in the shootout to lead the Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Flyers — a single-season club record ninth straight road win for Boston.
Vincent Lecavalier scored twice for the Flyers, including the tying goal with 25 seconds left in regulation. Lecavalier's first goal was the 400th of his career.
The Red Wings moved into seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 win over the Lightning.
At Edmonton, backup Cam Talbot stopped 26 shots for his third career shutout and Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello scored two goals apiece to lead New York a 5-0 win over the Oilers, the Rangers' sixth win in seven games.
Elsewhere, Craig Smith scored the only goal in the shootout as Nashville edged Washington and the Senators had a 6-3 win over the Flames.