Letang, who hadn’t played since Dec. 28 due to a lower-body injury, also added two assists for Pittsburgh. His power-play blast gave the Penguins just their fourth overtime victory of the season.
Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Danton Heinen each had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh. Rickard Rakell and Drew O’Connor also scored for the Penguins. Casey DeSmith stopped 33 shots, including both that he faced in overtime, to win for just the third time in his last 10 starts.
Carter Verhaeghe scored twice for Florida, including a tying goal with 2:32 left in regulation. Aaron Ekblad had a goal and two assists. Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Reinhart each had a goal and an assist. Colin White’s sixth goal of the season 4:10 into the third gave the Panthers the lead but Florida couldn’t hold it. Alex Lyon made 42 saves.
BRUINS 4, CANADIENS 2
MONTREAL (AP) — Patrice Bergeron broke a tie with 2:55 left and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins earned their sixth straight victory.
Jeremy Swayman made 19 saves to help the Bruins improve to 38-5-4.
Kirby Dach scored twice for Montreal, and Samuel Montembeault made 25 saves. The Canadiens dropped to 20-25-3.
DEVILS 3, GOLDEN KNIGHT 2, OT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored late to tie the game and netted a power-play goal with 1:06 left in overtime to lead New Jersey over Vegas.
Ondrej Palat also scored and Vitek Vanecek made 28 saves as the Devils improved to 7-0-1 in their last eight games. Vanecek has won a career-best eight games in a row, becoming New Jersey’s first goalie to do that since Martin Brodeur in 2007-08.
Ben Hutton and William Karlsson scored for the Golden Knights, who are 2-5-1 in their last eight games. Rookie All-Star Logan Thompson had 35 saves for Vegas.
PREDATORS 2, JETS 1
Cody Glass had the Predator’s other goal.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves for Winnipeg, which concluded a five-game road trip 2-3-0.
KINGS 4, FLYERS 3, OT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored 1:09 into overtime to clinch the win for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles dominated the third period but couldn’t find the tiebreaking goal until the extra session. Fiala took the puck the length of the ice for his 17th goal and team-leading 50th point.
Pheonix Copley made 28 saves for the Kings. Hart stopped 34 shots.
LIGHTNING 4, WILD 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:38 remaining and Tampa Bay won its 10th consecutive home game.
Nikita Kucherov scored into an empty net with 16.4 seconds left, handing Minnesota its third straight loss.
AVALANCHE 3, CAPITALS 2
Logan O’Connor added two assists, Nathan MacKinnon had an assist for his 700th point and Alexandar Georgiev made 37 saves in the Avs’ season-best sixth straight victory. They moved into third place in the Central Division, one point ahead of Minnesota.
Bednar, coaching his 500th game for Colorado, improved to 266-185-49 and passed former Quebec Nordiques boss Michel Bergeron for the most coaching victories in franchise history.
Alex Ovechkin returned from an injury to score his 31st goal for Washington. Conor Sheary also scored and Kuemper stopped 23 shots in his first game in Denver since helping the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in June.
SABRES 5, BLUES 3
Thompson extended his point streak to five games, his third streak of five or more games this season. Skinner also has a five-game point streak, his second such stretch this season.
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 26 saves for Buffalo, which improved to 2-6-1 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.
RED WINGS 3, SHARKS 2, OT
DETROIT (AP) — Andrew Copp scored 25 seconds into overtime to give Detroit the win over San Jose.
Copp banged in a rebound near the goal crease after goalie James Reimer stopped Michael Rasmussen’s shot.
CANUCKS 5, BLACKHAWKS 2
There was a mixture of boos and cheers when Tocchet was introduced to the crowd during the first period. The game was 3:30 old when a fan threw a Canucks jersey on the ice.
Andrei Kuzmenko scored twice for the Canucks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Elias Pettersson had two assists, giving him six goals and 22 assists in the last 16 games. Bo Horvat scored shorthanded into an empty net, matching his career high of 31 goals in a season.
Vancouver goaltender Collin Delia stopped 12 shots.
DUCKS 5, COYOTES 2
The Ducks jumped on the Coyotes early to build a 4-0 lead. Troy Terry had a goal and two assists for Anaheim, with Frank Vatrano adding a goal and an assist.
After Fowler’s second goal, Arizona cut Anaheim’s lead in half on goals by Barrett Hayton and Nick Schmaltz.
Adam Henrique ended the Coyotes’ hopes of completing the comeback on an empty-net goal with 3 1/2 minutes left.
Connor Ingram had 39 saves for Arizona.
The Associated Press