Both of Kesler's goals were game-tying tallies in Vancouver's 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Anaheim Ducks. Kesler's first was one of two Canucks goals in an 11-second span in the first to take a 2-1 lead. With 21.5 seconds remaining, Kesler sent the game to overtime with a bank shot while on the ice:
Making his third straight start since taking over for an injured Pekka Rinne(notes), Lindback went into Detroit and made 35 saves as the Predators beat the Red Wings 3-2. Lindback's fifth win of the season was sealed when J.P. Dumont(notes) beat Jimmy Howard(notes) to give Nashville a 3-1 lead with under five minutes left in the third period. Johan Franzen(notes) scored his 13th to cut the lead to one before time ran out as Detroit dropped their third straight game.
Crosby continued his torrid scoring pace with two more goals and extending his points streak to 17 games as Pittsburgh got past Toronto 5-2 for their 11th win in a row. The Penguins captain leads the NHL in goals with 26th and points with 50. Marc-Andre Fleury(notes) made 23 saves for his 10th straight victory. Rookie Mark Letestu(notes) scored twice, his first goals since Oct. 18th. Near the end of the first period, Colton Orr(notes) and Deryk Engelland(notes) dropped the gloves for the second time this season: