PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored his 13th goal, Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Sunday for their ninth straight win.
Joe Vitale added his first goal in more than a year for the Penguins, who have beaten the Bruins five consecutive times.
Tyler Seguin scored his 10th goal for Boston, and Tuukka Rask made 16 saves but couldn’t stop the Bruins from losing to Pittsburgh for the second time in less than a week.
The Penguins scored three times in the final 7 minutes Tuesday to steal a 3-2 victory. There were no dramatics necessary this time, as hockey’s hottest team never trailed to remain unbeaten in March.
Crosby nearly netted his most spectacular goal of the season midway through the first period with a breathtaking rush in which he split a pair of defenders and then attempted to slip a shot under Rask while falling to the ice.
Rask stuck out his right pad to make the save, leaving the NHL’s leading scorer to flash a wry grin.
Senators 4, Jets 1
OTTAWA — Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to lead Ottawa over Winnipeg.
Guillaume Latendresse and Kyle Turris added goals for the Senators (15-8-6), who got 25 saves from Robin Lehner.
Capitals 5, Sabres 3
WASHINGTON — Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist in the second period of Washington’s victory over Buffalo.
Alex Ovechkin got the Capitals going with his 350th NHL goal, scored only 19 seconds in.
Oilers 3, Predators 2
EDMONTON, Alberta — Jordan Eberle had a goal and assist and Edmonton topped struggling Nashville.