Guillaume Latendresse scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period after getting a career-high three assists, giving the Minnesota Wild enough to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, last night in St. Paul.
For only the fifth time in 22 games this season, the Penguins lost after scoring first, this time on Sidney Crosby’s early goal. He scored later, tying the game at 3 in the first minute of the third period to move past Marian Gaborik for second place in the NHL with 29 goals.
Pascal Dupuis set up Crosby’s first score and added a goal of his own for Pittsburgh, which again struggled on the power play and had another quiet game from struggling star Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins went 0 for 6 in extra-skater situations.
Sharks 2, Kings 1 - Evgeni Nabokov made 33 saves, Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist, and San Jose beat host Los Angeles. Dany Heatley scored his 26th goal for the Sharks.
Avalanche 3, Flames 2 - Chris Stewart tied the game late in the second period and then added the winner in the shootout for visiting Colorado.
Predators 3, Canucks 2 - Shea Weber’s power-play goal at 15:57 of the third period lifted Nashville over host Vancouver.