James Neal scored the only goal in the shootout as the Pittsburgh Penguins pulled out a 5-4 victory over the Red Wings after blowing a four-goal lead last night in Detroit.
Just hours after Penguins forward Matt Cooke was suspended by the NHL for the rest of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs for an elbow to the head of New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, Pascal Dupuis had two goals and an assist to help Pittsburgh build its big lead.
Tyler Kennedy put Pittsburgh ahead, 4-0, at 13:16 of the second period, ending goalie Jimmy Howard’s night. Joey MacDonald stopped all 10 shots he faced before the shootout.
Henrik Zetterberg’s goal started Detroit’s comeback late in the second, and Mike Modano tied it midway through the third. Brent Johnson stopped 37 shots for the Penguins.
Kings 2, Flames 1 — Jonathan Quick made 27 saves, and Anze Kopitar scored the deciding goal of the shootout in host Los Angeles’s victory over Calgary.
Jarret Stoll gave the Kings a 1-0 lead with 5:52 left in regulation on Los Angeles’s 24th shot. The Flames tied it 65 seconds later when Olli Jokinen slipped the puck past Quick on Calgary’s 22d shot.