Nov 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games.
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Penguins 4, Capitals 0
Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby outplayed his Washington counterpart Alex Ovechkin, scoring one goal and assisting on another as the Penguins rolled to a 4-0 win over the Capitals to stay top of the Metropolitan Division.
Defenseman Paul Martin, Beau Bennett and James Neal also scored for Pittsburgh and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 18 shots for the 25th shutout of his career as the Penguins extended their lead over the Capitals to three points.
Dating back to the 2011-12 season, the Penguins (14-8-0) have beaten the Capitals (12-9-1) five straight times by a combined score of 21-9.
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Wild 4, Senators 3
Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu fired a shot high past Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson for the winning goal to lift the Wild past the Senators 4-3.
The decider came with 2:57 left in the third period. Koivu also added two assists while Jason Pominville netted his 13th goal of the season for Minnesota (14-5-4).
The Senators outshot the Wild 37-25, but Minnesota goalie Josh Harding made 34 saves to bounce back from an early exit in Tuesday's 6-2 loss in Montreal.
Ottawa (8-10-4) lost their third straight.
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Blue Jackets 2, Flames 1 (overtime)
Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves and defenseman Nikita Nikitin scored the game-winner on a wild scramble in overtime as the Blue Jackets ground out a victory against the Calgary Flames.
Left winger Nick Foligno had the only goal in regulation for the Blue Jackets (8-11-3), while center Joe Colborne replied for the Flames (7-11-4).
Bobrovsky was coming off a poor outing Tuesday when he was pulled after surrendering four goals during a 7-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
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Devils 4, Ducks 3 (overtime)
Center Travis Zajac scored in overtime as the New Jersey Devils rallied for a victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Zajac's game-winner occurred at 1:58 of the extra session and allowed the Devils (7-8-6) to snap the Ducks' (15-6-3) eight-game home winning streak.
The Ducks were the last NHL team with an unbeaten record at home. (Editing by John O'Brien)