PITTSBURGH ó Jordan Staal scored twice and Sidney Crosby’s goal and assist early in the first period amid a succession of fights lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Crosby scored an infrequent Penguins power-play goal 3:30 in. He had a three-point night and now has 21 goals and 28 assists in 28 career games against Philadelphia.
Wild 2, Blue Jackets 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. ó Marek Zidlicky scored with 39 seconds left, snapping a tie and giving Minnesota a victory over Columbus.
Predators 7, Lightning 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó David Legwand and Patric Hornqvist each had a goal and an assist, and Nashville used a five-goal second period to beat Tampa Bay.
Jerred Smithson, Ryan Jones, J.P. Dumont, Dan Hamhuis and Martin Erat also scored for Nashville, which set a season high for goals in a game, topping the six they had at Ottawa on Oct. 22.
Blues 4, Flames 3ST. LOUIS ó T.J. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal with 4:58 to play, helping St. Louis earn its sixth victory in 18 home games.