Sidney Crosby and his Penguins jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the middle of the second period, frittered it all away during the rest of regulation, then hung on to win the shootout on a typically wacky night in Boston. Pittsburgh goalie Ty Conklin had 39 saves and stopped both shootout attempts in the win. Also in hockey:
- The Canadiens opened a six-game roadtrip with a decisive 5-2 thumping of the Capitals, the East's worst team.
- The East's best team, the Senators, dropped their first road contest in seven games in a lackluster 3-2 loss to the Thrashers.