NHL recap: Penguins Clean Bruins for 4th straight win

Jake Guentzel scored his team-strong 21st goal in the third half and goalkeeper Tristan Jarry stopped all 30 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins scored a 1-0 win over the visiting Boston Bruins on Sunday.

Pittsburgh jumped Washington to first place in the East Division with their fourth straight win and fifth in their last six games.

Boston, fourth in the east, missed the chance to move to three points in front of the penguins and one of the New Yorkers. The Bruins lost their second game in a row after the best six-game winning streak of the season.

It was Jarry’s first shutout of the season, the sixth of his career and his first against the Bruins. He has won his last four starts and is 6-0-1 in his last seven.

Rangers 6, Sabers 3

Mika Zibanejad recorded his third hat trick of the season early in the second half and Kaapo Kakko scored twice for New York, who continued their recent home win with a win over Buffalo.

Zibanejad scored two goals in the first period and another early in the second for his seventh career hat-trick, raising his 2020-21 overall goal to 19. Adam Fox had three assists to extend his career height to 41 – most in the NHL defender.

New York improved to 5-1-1 against Buffalo that season, scoring goals from Jeff Skinner, Victor Olofsson and Sam Reinhart.

Blitz 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT)

Victor Hedman scored 10 seconds in overtime to get Tampa Bay past Columbus.

Ondrej Palat had one goal and two assists, Alex Barre-Boulet scored his first NHL goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy scored 19 saves for the Lightning, who finished second in the Central Division within a point of the Florida Panthers.

Eric Robinson scored two goals and Joonas Korpisalo made 23 saves for the Blue Jackets before leaving early in the third half with an apparent injury. Elvis Merzlikins replaced Korpisalo and scored seven saves for Columbus, who lost his ninth straight win (0-7-2) to reach his longest winning streak in franchise history.

Flyer 4, Devils 3 (SO)

Claude Giroux scored two goals in the regulation final with 1:26 and Kevin Hayes scored a goal in the sixth round of the shootout round to bring Philadelphia to New Jersey.

Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers, who have only won three of their last 12 home games. Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk each had two templates for Philadelphia.

Miles Wood had a goal and an assist, but the Devils failed to hold a late lead and dropped their 10th straight game.

– Field level media

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