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Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby scores on sprawling Detroit goalie Jonas Gustavsson on Saturday.
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Crosby, Malkin lead Penguins

– Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists before hurting his left leg early in the third period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby also scored two goals to help the Penguins win.

Malkin got tangled up with Detroit’s Luke Glendening, lost his balance and his left skate took the brunt of collision with the boards behind Pittsburgh’s net. The Russian forward slowly got up and kept his left skate in the air as he was helped off the ice. He was called for holding on the play but couldn’t serve the penalty because he was being evaluated.

Malkin moved past the 600-point mark for his career and ranks among league leaders with 41 points this season.

Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland put himself in danger of being suspended by the NHL for an illegal hit to the head. Engelland landed his right shoulder high on Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader late in the first period and was ejected with a match penalty. Abdelkader struggled to get up, had to be helped off the ice and didn’t return.

Pittsburgh’s Jeff Zatkoff made 28 saves, getting a start in part because he was playing near his hometown.

Jonas Gustavsson gave up three goals on 13 shots through two periods, playing in place of injured starter Jimmy Howard, and finished with 21 saves.

Crosby scored at 9:08 of the first and Malkin made it 2-1 at the 12:50 mark of the period.

Olli Maatta gave Pittsburgh a two-goal lead in the final minute of the second period.

Crosby, who started the night with an NHL-high 44 points, scored his second goal with five-plus minutes left.

MAPLE LEAFS 7, BLACKHAWKS 3: In Toronto, Joffrey Lupul and Peter Holland each scored twice as Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak.

Tied at 1 after the first period, Toronto outscored Chicago 4-1 in the second to pull ahead for its first win in regulation time since Nov. 19, a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

BLUES 4, BLUE JACKETS 3, OT: In Columbus, Ohio, David Backes scored 22 seconds into overtime on a breakaway to complete St. Louis’ comeback from a two-goal deficit.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Chris Stewart tied it with 6:27 remaining in regulation for the Blues.

DEVILS 3, LIGHTNING 0: In Newark, N.J., Dainius Zubrus scored two goals in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 33 saves to lead New Jersey. Brodeur earned his third shutout of the season and 124th of his career.

KINGS 5, SENATORS 2: In Ottawa, Ontario, Anze Kopitar scored twice to lead Los Angeles to its sixth straight victory.

Jeff Carter, Dwight King and Jarret Stoll also scored to help the Kings improve to 22-7-4.

FLAMES 2, SABRES 1, OT: In Buffalo, N.Y., Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as Calgary won its third straight road game.

Stajan’s overtime winner came just 42 seconds into the period.

STARS 6, JETS 4: In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn each scored two goals, and Sergei Gonchar had four assists as Dallas halted a two-game losing skid.

CANADIENS 1, ISLANDERS 0, OT: In Uniondale, N.Y., Max Pacioretty scored 1:51 into overtime, and Carey Price made 21 saves for his 21st NHL shutout to lead Montreal.

Pacioretty took a short feed in front from David Desharnais and shoved a shot past Evgeni Nabokov for his 12th goal. Nabokov stopped 24 shots and was the hard-luck loser as he came back from injury.

PREDATORS 3, SHARKS 2: In Nashville, Tenn., Eric Nystrom, Roman Josi, and Viktor Stalberg scored goals, and Carter Hutton made 36 saves as Nashville won its third straight.

HURRICANES 3, COYOTES 1: In Glendale, Ariz., Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, and Justin Peters stopped 37 shots as Carolina Hurricanes ended a five-game road trip with the 3-1 win.

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