Sidney Crosby had three goals and an assist and Matt Niskanen scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 18.6 seconds left, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Lightning Saturday night in Tampa Bay.
Niskanen scored the game-winner from the top of the left circle. Crosby assisted on the goal.
Crosby tied it at 3 with a knee-high re-direction of Rob Scuderi’s shot 25 seconds into the third, and then put Pittsburgh in front when he scored from the right circle with 9:34 remaining for his third goal on the night. Crosby has a point in all five games this season. It’s his longest point streak to start a season since a six-game stretch in October 2005. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.