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    NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby lifts Penguins over Islanders

    Sidney Crosby, shown here during the second period of Friday’s game, had the game-winner with about a minute left.
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    Sidney Crosby, shown here during the second period of Friday’s game, had the game-winner with about a minute left.

    Sidney Crosby scored with 1:16 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 home victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

    Crosby’s 12th goal of the season was also the 250th of his career, and the Penguins’ captain also had an assist.

    Chris Kunitz had two goals and an assist, Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists, and James Neal added two assists.


    Jeff Zatkoff, playing for the first time since Nov. 2, stopped 32 shots in his fourth NHL start.

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    Thomas Vanek scored twice for the Islanders in his first game after missing five with an upper-body injury.

    Vanek has three goals and two assists with New York since being acquired from Buffalo in October, and seven goals and seven assists in 20 games overall this season. Colin McDonald also got his second of the season for the Islanders.

    Kevin Poulin made 30 saves for the Islanders. He started his sixth straight game in place of Evgeni Nabokov, who is out with a groin injury.

    With less than 90 seconds left, Kunitz got the puck to Pascal Dupuis behind the net, and he centered it to Crosby, who got the tiebreaker.


    Ducks 1, Lightning 0 — Ryan Getzlaf scored with 5.2 seconds left in overtime and Jonas Hiller made 31 saves in an emergency start to get his 19th career shutout as host Anaheim beat Tampa Bay.

    Viktor Fasth was scheduled to start in goal for the Ducks, but sustained a lower-body injury during the warm-ups.

    The Ducks put 42 shots on Ben Bishop, who was magnificent right to the end.

    Getzlaf carried the puck into the Tampa Bay zone and took a wrist shot that glanced off the bottom of Bishop’s arm, but defenseman Sami Salo wasn’t able to sweep away the loose puck and it dribbled across the goal line before Bishop could reach back for it.

    Canadiens 3, Capitals 2 — David Desharnais scored his long-awaited first goal of the season, and visiting Montreal took an early three-goal lead and survived two goals from Alex Ovechkin.


    Travis Moen also scored his first of the season, and Daniel Briere added a goal for the Canadiens, who have won two straight.

    Flames 4, Panthers 3 — Sean Monahan scored in the sixth round of the shootout to lift host Calgary.

    Joe Colborne had a goal and an assist in regulation, and Sven Baertschi and Blair Jones also scored for Calgary.

    Flames goalie Reto Berra stopped 23 shots while playing in his sixth straight game.

    Berra stopped Florida forward Nick Bjugstad in the sixth round of the shootout to preserve the victory after Monahan had given Calgary the edge.

    Canucks 6, Blue Jackets 2 — Henrik Sedin scored a pair of goals and Daniel Sedin added a goal and two assists as host Vancouver cruised over Columbus.

    Zack Kassian, Alexander Edler, and Jeremy Welsh added goals for the Canucks, who snapped a five-game skid.