First Posted: 3/22/2013
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Tomas Vokoun was sharp in making 33 saves, and Brandon Sutter snapped a tie early in the third period for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rallied for a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders that stretched their winning streak to 11 games on Friday night.
Sutter took a pass from Matt Cooke in front off a 2-on-1 rush and scored past goalie Evgeni Nabokov 1:46 into the third period. Joe Vitale and Chris Kunitz had second-period goals for Pittsburgh, which erased a pair of one-goal deficits after a sluggish first period.
Pascal Dupuis added an empty-net goal with less than a second remaining, with an assist from Vokoun, to make it 4-2.
Capitals 6, Jets 1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and Braden Holtby made 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets.
Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer, Jay Beagle and Mike Green also scored for the Capitals and Mike Ribeiro had two assists as Washington picked up a much-needed four points in two nights thanks to the Jets.
Dustin Byfuglien scored Winnipeg’s goal in the third, winning a standing ovation as he stopped what looked like another shutout to follow Thursday’s 4-0 loss to the Capitals.
Blue Jackets 5, Flames 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nick Foligno scored twice in a club-record 51 seconds and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored three goals in a 1:15 span of the second period to beat the Calgary Flames, extending their franchise-record points streak to 12 games.
Artem Anisimov, Colton Gillies and Jared Boll also had goals and Sergei Bobrovsky continued his strong play with 24 saves.