Penguins Block 2nd Epic Night for Habs 5-4
Sabres rip Leafs to shreds, Kings leave Blues seeing red
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 3:43 AM CST
St. Louis Blues' Andy McDonald, left, pushes Los Angeles Kings' Patrick O'Sullivan against the boards during the second period of the hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevork...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – For the second time in three days, Montreal turned a big deficit into a lead, but this time Pittsburgh was ready to retaliate, pulling off a 5-4 victory after leading 3-2 and trailing 4-3. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists, and Sergei Gonchar's game-winner was also his 600th career point, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. On other NHL ice:

  • Despite being outshot 35-23, Buffalo pulled off a frenzied 5-1 defeat of Toronto to move into a three-way tie for sixth in the Eastern Conference.
  • In another 5-1 decision, Los Angeles reached out from the depths of the NHL standings to trip up St. Louis, scoring four times in seven minutes and thoroughly demoralizing the Blues.