PITTSBURGH – Brandon Sutter scored twice in the final seven minutes to cap a furious rally and the Pittsburgh Penguins slipped past the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Chris Kunitz started Pittsburghs third-period surge with his 18th goal of the season and Sutter beat Bostons Anton Khudobin twice in less than four minutes, including the game-winner with 2:03 remaining.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 14 shots for the Penguins, who broke loose late in winning their sixth straight.
Zdeno Chara and Tyler Seguin scored first-period goals for the Bruins. Khudobin made 31 saves and the Bruins kept Pittsburghs high-powered offense in check until the final minutes of a matchup between two of the Eastern Conferences best teams.
Kunitz revived Pittsburghs hopes with a wrist shot from the right circle to pull the Penguins within one with 6:18 left in regulation. Sutter drew the Penguins even 51 seconds later with a wrist shot from the left side.
Sutter capped the comeback with another wrist shot for his second goal of the night to give Pittsburgh perhaps its biggest victory of the year.
HURRICANES 4, CAPITALS 0: In Washington, Riley Nash scored twice, Joe Corvo put one in off the goaltenders mask, and Justin Peters got his second career shutout for surging Carolina.
SABRES 3, RANGERS 1: In Buffalo, N.Y., Marcus Foligno scored twice and backup goalie Jhonas Enroth made 18 of his 32 saves in the third period for Buffalo.
CANUCKS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1, SO: In Columbus, Ohio, Mason Raymond scored the only goal in the shootout, and seldom-used Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots through overtime as Vancouver snapped a four-game losing streak.
LIGHTNING 3, PANTHERS 2: In Sunrise, Fla., Steven Stamkos snapped a third-period tie with his 20th goal, and Tampa Bay held despite recording only 13 shots.
BLUES 4, SHARKS 2: In St. Louis, rookie Jake Allen made 39 saves, Chris Stewart led a balanced attack with two goals, and St. Louis beat San Jose for its second win over the Sharks in three nights.
DUCKS 2, WILD 1: In St. Paul, Minn., Luca Sbisa scored the winning goal with 3:04 left in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 30 saves, and Anaheim won its fourth straight game.
JETS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 2: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Blake Wheeler scored twice and Ondrej Pavelec made 24 saves for Winnipeg, which has won three of its last four games.
PREDATORS 4, STARS 0: In Dallas, Pekka Rinne made 32 saves for his NHL-leading fifth shutout of the season, and Shea Weber and Gabriel Bourque scored power-play goals to lift Nashville.