Penguins Erase Deficit, Beat Panthers

Bruins blow lead but beat Hurricanes in shootout, Leafs top Blue Jackets
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2008 11:11 PM CST
Pittsburgh Penguins' Ryan Malone (12) slips his game winning goal between the pads of Florida Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun, 29, of the Czech Republic, in the third period of NHL hockey action in Pittsburgh...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Ryan Malone scored the game-winning goal with 27 seconds remaining to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Malone had tied up the game less than three minutes earlier. Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 entering the third period but Colby Armstrong’s goal cut it to 2-1, then Malone took care of the rest, according to the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • The Bruins allowed the Carolina Hurricanes to score twice in the final 63 seconds of regulation to tie the game but Boston would prevail 3-2 in a shootout. Tim Thomas had 45 saves for the Bruins.
  • Vesa Toskala had 26 saves in the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. All the scoring occurred in the first period.