Crosby leads Penguins past Ducks, Senators rout Lightning


The Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Anaheim Duck with a 6-2 win in the NHL on Monday.

Sidney Crosby netted a double as he scored for a career-high seventh-consecutive game while also tallying two assists to finish with four points.

Chris Kunitz and Conor Sheary combined to put the Penguins 2-0 up before Ryan Getzlaf scored his fifth goal of the season to make it 2-1, only for Carl Hagelin to restore Pittsburgh's two-goal lead 33 seconds later.

Crosby scored the Penguins' next two either side of the second intermission and sandwiching Patrick Maroon's effort for the Ducks, before Pittsburgh's Olli Maatta capped proceedings for the home side.

The Ottawa Senators were equally dominant as they posted a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, thanks in large part to Mark Stone.

Stone picked up two goals and an assist in the victory over the Thunder to make it five goals and three assists in his past four games, while he was joined on the scoresheet by Zack Smith, Shane Prince and Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

The Detroit Red Wings were at their best to dominate the Florida Panthers in a 3-0 win.

The game looked poised for a complete shutout until a flurry of goals in the third period sealed the win for the Red Wings.

Tomas Tatar opened the scoring four minutes into the third period before two goals from Pavel Datsyuk sealed the emphatic result.

Meanwhile, the New York Rangers won the tightest contest of the day, defeating the New Jersey Devils 2-1.