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Pittsburgh fall to defeat

Metropolitan leaders Pittsburgh lost a first shoot-out in two years on Friday as they were beaten by the New York Rangers.

Brad Richards' goal in the third round of the tie-breaker gave the Penguins their first sudden-death loss since they went down to Montreal on the same date in 2012.

In Newark, Jon Merrill scored the winner as his goal with two minutes and 26 seconds of overtime left helped the New Jersey Devils see off Edmonton 2-1.

Goaltender Anton Khudobin excelled for the Carolina Hurricans as they beat the Florida Panthers 5-1.

He made 34 stops as his side took their run to seven wins from their last 10.

Phoenix moved back into the play-off places as Keith Yandle and Radim Vrbata scored power-play goals to take a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Friday's other game saw San Jose get the better of Columbus 3-2 with John McCarthy, Patrick Marleau and Tommy Wingels scoring.