Brandon Sutter’s goal extends Pittsburgh Penguins’ win streak

11 games and counting

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brandon Sutter (16) shoots the puck past New York Islanders' Mark Streit (2) and goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) to score in the third period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The Penguins won 4-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Brandon Sutter shot the puck past New York Islanders' Mark Streit (right) and goalie Evgeni Nabokov to score in the third period on Friday night. (AP)

Tomas Vokoun made 33 saves and Brandon Sutter snapped a tie early in the third period for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rallied for a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders Friday night in Uniondale, N.Y., stretching their winning streak to 11 games.

Sutter took a pass from Matt Cooke in front off a 2-on-1 rush and beat Evgeni Nabokov 1:46 into the third period.

Former Northeastern player Joe Vitale and Chris Kunitz had second-period goals for Pittsburgh, which erased a pair of one-goal deficits after a sluggish first period.

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Pascal Dupuis added an empty-net goal with less than a second remaining, assisted by Vokoun, to finish the scoring.

Mark Streit put the Islanders ahead in the first, and Josh Bailey answered Vitale’s goal to make it 2-1 in the second, but New York went on to lose its third straight at home.

Blue Jackets 5, Flames 1 — Nick Foligno scored twice in a club-record 51 seconds as part of a three-goal outburst in a 1:15 span of the second period and Columbus beat visiting Calgary, extending its franchise-record points streak to 12 games.

Artem Anisimov, Colton Gillies, and Jared Boll also scored and Sergei Bobrovsky continued his strong play with 24 saves.

Curtis Glencross scored for the Flames, who have lost their past nine road games (0-8-1).

Capitals 6, Jets 1 — Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and Braden Holtby made 30 saves to lead Washington past host Winnipeg.

Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer, Jay Beagle, and Mike Green also scored for the Capitals and Mike Ribeiro had two assists.

Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg at 9:51 goal of the third, ending Holtby’s shutout bid.

Red Wings 5, Ducks 1 — Justin Abdelkader notched his first career hat trick, Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists, and Detroit ended Anaheim’s club-record 13-game home winning streak.

Jimmy Howard (33 saves) allowed fewer than three goals for the eighth time in his past nine starts.

It was the first game of Detroit’s four-game road trip, and first of back-to-back games against the Pacific Division-leaders.

Teemu Selanne scored for the Ducks.