Pens blow lead, recover for win

First Posted: 10:53 pm - March 12th, 2015

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Montreal Canadiens’ P.A. Parenteau, left, is checked into the boards by Ottawa Senators’ Cody Ceci during the first period Thursday in Montreal.

PITTSBURGH — Steve Downie and Patric Hornqvist scored just over a minute apart late in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins avoided an embarrassing collapse with a 6-4 win over Edmonton on Thursday night.

Downie’s 12th goal of the season on a rebound 14:38 into the third gave Pittsburgh the lead after the Penguins let a four-goal lead slip away.

Stars 5, Hurricanes 3

RALEIGH, N.C. — Alex Goligoski, Cody Eakin and Patrick Eaves each had a goal and an assist, sparking the Dallas Stars to a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Kari Lehtonen needed to make only 16 saves to earn the victory in his 500th NHL game. Curtis McKenzie and Jason Demers also scored for Dallas, which led 3-1 after the first period.

Senators 5, Canadiens 2

MONTREAL — Erik Karlsson scored twice, and goalie Andrew Hammond remained unbeaten in regulation time as the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Thursday night.

Eric Condra, Mark Stone and Marc Methot also scored for Ottawa.

Panthers 4, Jets 2

SUNRISE, Fla. — Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period, lifting the Florida Panthers over the Winnipeg Jets.

Brad Boyes and Derek Mackenzie also scored for Florida and Nick Bjugstad added an empty-netter with 46 seconds left.

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