Letang scores in OT, Penguins beat Rangers 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang’s power-play goal 1:38 into overtime lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Letang’s ninth goal of the season came after New York’s Artemi Panarin was called for tripping Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin early in the extra period. Letang’s blast from the point helped the Penguins strengthen their hold on the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Jason Zucker scored for the ninth time in eight games for Pittsburgh and Rickard Rakell added his 23rd. Tristan Jarry made 27 saves as the Penguins improved to 3-0-1 during a five-game homestand.

Barclay Goodrow picked up his 11th goal of the season for New York and Chris Kreider’s goal midway through the third period tied it. Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for the Rangers.


DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Larkin had a goal and two assists to help Detroit beat Boston.

Moritz Seider had a goal and an assist, and Alex Chiasson, Adam Erne and Andrew Copp also scored for the Red Wings, who built a 4-0 late in the second period, before holding on to beat the league-best Bruins.

Lucas Raymond had two assists for Detroit, and Ville Husso finished with 31 saves. The Red Wings won for just the second time in nine games.

David Pastrnak and Matt Grzelcyk each had a goal and an assist, Jake DeBrusk also scored and Pavel Zacha had two assists to help Boston pull within one 6 1/2 minutes into the third. Jeremy Swayman finished with 21 saves for the Bruins, who lost for just the second time in 13 games.


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