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NHL: Penguins Edge Capitals


The Pittsburgh Penguins came from behind to defeat the Washington Capitals in a National Hockey League shootout, with help from Evgenic Malkin.

The Capitals led 4-0 in the second period, but Pittsburgh battled back, with Malkin contributing a goal and an assist in regulation. The Russian center then scored the decisive goal in the shootout to beat Washington, 5-4.

Denver's John-Michael Liles and Joe Sakic each scored power-play goals in the third period to defeat Carolina, 5-2. The Colorado Avalanche have not lost to the defending Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes since 1996.

In San Jose, California, the Sharks shut-out the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0. Goaltender Vesa Toskala stopped 23 shots for his third straight shutout. San Jose has won seven of its last eight games.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.