Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Neal's OT goal lifts Pens over Lightning

PITTSBURGH - James Neal's power-play goal 1 minute, 27 seconds into overtime lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a wild 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Neal's slapshot over Anders Lindback's right shoulder capped a frantic final 15 minutes of play as the teams traded the lead three times.

Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists while Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who have won nine straight over the Lightning. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 21 shots and Pittsburgh ended Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak.

Steven Stamkos, Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning, who have recorded at least one point in eight straight games. Lindback made 25 saves but had no chance on Neal's 23d goal of the season.

Red Wings 3, Wild 2 - Gustav Nyquist's third-period goal helped visiting Detroit to its fourth win in five games.

Stars 3, Senators 1 - Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored third-period goals for host Dallas. The Stars snapped a four-game losing streak and sent the Senators to their sixth straight loss.

Kings 4, Panthers 0 - Jonathan Quick made 24 saves and posted his fifth shutout for host Los Angeles. Trevor Lewis, Mike Richards, Alec Martinez and captain Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who completed their five-game homestand with back-to-back wins after three straight one-goal defeats.

Associated Press
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