NHL: Hurricanes fall in OT
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NEW YORK ó Mats Zuccarello scored his first NHL goal 3:09 into overtime and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves to lift New York past Carolina.
Zuccarello, the 5-foot-7 forward from Norway, scored in his sixth NHL game. He got to a rebound after Brandon Dubinsky charged in on goalie Cam Ward and scored from a near-impossible angle on the goal line with a drive underneath the crossbar. Zuccarello and Dubinsky also assisted on Matt Gilroyís goal that snapped a scoreless tie 8:41 into the third period.
Eric Staal ruined Lundqvistís shutout bid with 6:14 left in regulation to force overtime.
Penguins 8, Lighting 2
PITTSBURGH ó Chris Kunitz scored three goals, Evgeni Malkin got Pittsburgh going with a goal 7 seconds into the game and the Penguins, playing for the first time since the Winter Classic, beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 8-1 on Wednesday night.
Alex Goligoski added a goal and set up three others and Kris Letang had three assists to help the Penguins end a two-game losing streak. NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby had an assist.
The Penguinsí record for fastest goal to start a game is 6 seconds by Jean Pronovost in 1976.
Pittsburgh scored four times on its first eight shots while opening a 5-0 lead in the first against the Lightning.
Chris Conner, Tyler Kennedy and Mark Letestu also scored for Pittsburgh.
Thrashers 3, Panthers 2
SUNRISE, Fla. ó Rich Peverley scored twice and Ondrej Pavelec made 33 saves for Atlanta.
Niclas Bergfors also scored to help Atlanta win for only the third time in its last eight games (3-4-1). Andrew Ladd had two assists. Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist and Stephen Weiss added a goal for Florida. The Panthers lost in regulation for only the second time in nine games (5-2-2).
The Associated Press