Penguins win thriller, Blue Jackets victorious at home

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The Pittsburgh Penguins needed overtime to claim their NHL win as the Columbus Blue Jackets' home form continued.

Kris Letang was the hero for the Penguins as they edged past the New York Islanders 3-2.

The Blue Jackets made it seven straight home wins, overcoming the New York Rangers 4-2.

Also on Friday, Braden Holtby led the Washington Capitals past the Detroit Red Wings.

 

PENGUINS FIGHT

Sidney Crosby had given the Penguins the lead before second-period goals from Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier put the Islanders up.

Trevor Daley tied the game, and Letang scored the winner in OT thanks to a Crosby assist.

 

HOME COMFORTS

The Blue Jackets have been hard to stop at Nationwide Arena.

That continued against the Rangers, although only after they had given up a 2-0 lead.

After needing more than 30 stitches in his forehead, Matt Calvert scored before Boone Jenner sealed the win.

 

CAPITALS SHUT OUT RED WINGS

Holtby made 25 saves for the Capitals in their 1-0 win over the Red Wings.

Jay Beagle scored the only goal of the game 14 minutes, 49 seconds into the third period.

 

KEY GOALS

CANADIENS SLIP AGAIN

The Montreal Canadiens fell to a third straight loss as they were beaten 3-2 by the Carolina Hurricanes, while the Chicago Blackhawks fought their way past the Calgary Flames by the same score.

 

MONTREAL LOOK FOR RESPONSE

The Canadiens (13-3-2) will get their chance to bounce back against the Toronto Maple Leafs (8-6-3), with 11 games on Saturday.