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NHL: Penguins Edge Sabres


The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 in a shootout in Tuesday's slate of games in the National Hockey League.

Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in the shootout, along with a goal and two assists in regulation as the Penguins celebrated a deal with officials in Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania that provides financing for a new arena.

Elsewhere in the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings downed their Central Division rival Nashville Predators 5-2. The win moves the Red Wings to within one point of the Predators, who are leading the league with 98 points.

Tuesday's other winners include Ottawa, Carolina, Dallas, Montreal, Toronto, San Jose and Minnesota.

The Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 3-2. The Carolina Hurricanes downed the Florida Panthers 3-1. The Dallas Stars defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2, as Mike Modano became the second U.S.-born player behind Joe Mullen to score 500 career goals.

The Montreal Canadiens enjoyed a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders, despite losing star goalie Rick DiPietro to a head injury. The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. San Jose's Bill Guerin posted a hat trick as the Sharks trounced the Chicago Blackhawks 7-1. And the Minnesota Wild downed the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in overtime.

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