Bruins hit back to sink Flyers
The Boston Bruins earned their ninth successive win on their travels after edging out the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday.
The Flyers proved more than a match for the Eastern Conference leaders and took the lead on two occasions through Vincent Lecavalier and Kimmo Timonen, only to be pegged back on both occasions by Andrej Meszaros and Zdeno Chara.
Patrice Bergeron then put Boston ahead for the first time and also netted in the shootout after Lecavalier had taken the game into overtime, with Reilly Smith clinching victory for the in-form Bruins, whose record is now 15-0-1 in their last 16 matches.
Sidney Crosby found the net twice in the last five minutes to seal a 4-1 victory for the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Chicago Blackhawks.
James Neal and Lee Stempniak put the Penguins ahead and although Sheldon Brookbank narrowed the deficit, Crosby's double strike ensured Pittsburgh ended a three-game losing streak.
The Detroit Red Wings edged out the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 to boost their play-off hopes.
Valtteri Filppula and Sami Salo bookended the scoring for Tampa, but goals from Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist and David Legwand, who earlier had an assist, ensured Detroit came away with the win.
Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello both scored twice, Derick Brassard scored a powerplay goal and Cam Talbot recorded his third career shutout as the New York Rangers hammered the Edmonton Oilers 5-0 for their sixth win in seven matches.
Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris bagged a brace in the Ottawa Senators' 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames, while Craig Smith was the only man to break through in the shootout as the Nashville Predators squeaked past the Washington Capitals 4-3.