Wednesday's NHL Capsules

MONTREAL (AP) — Alex Goligoski scored twice and added an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored four power-play goals to end a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Tyler Kennedy and Jordan Staal scored with the man advantage in the second period to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead. Goligoski, who opened the scoring at even strength in the first, and Chris Kunitz added power-play goals in the third.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves for the Penguins, who won without Sidney Crosby in the lineup for the first time since their captain was sidelined by a concussion six days ago.

David Desharnais and Tomas Plekanec scored, and Carey Price stopped 31 shots for the Canadiens.

Lightning 3, Capitals 0

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dwayne Roloson made 23 saves for his second shutout this month against Washington.

Roloson, acquired in a New Year’s Day trade with the New York Islanders, had a 1-0, overtime win over Washington in his Lightning debut on Jan. 4.

Dominic Moore, Sean Bergenheim and Simon Gagne scored for the Lightning, who have won seven of 10 to build a two-point lead over Washington.

Semyon Varlamov faced 38 shots. He had allowed six goals in his previous five games (4-0-1).

The Capitals are 6-1-3 over their past 10 games.

Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 0

CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second straight shutout and Dave Bolland and Fernando Pisani had a goal and an assist apiece for Chicago.

It was Chicago’s first win in four games against the Avalanche this season in their final regular-season meeting.

The defending Stanley Cup champions scored two quick goals in the first period and Crawford made it stand up after the rookie goaltender blanked the Islanders 5-0 on Sunday.

Troy Brouwer scored Chicago’s first goal and Jack Skille added a rebound goal in the third to help the Blackhawks win their third straight.

Ducks 7, Blues 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Ryan had three goals and an assist and All-Star selection Jonas Hiller made 30 saves in Anaheim’s sixth win in seven games.

Ryan scored twice in the first period and completed his third career hat trick 30 seconds into the third. Ryan later scored his career-best fourth point with an assist on All-Star pick Corey Perry’s score during Anaheim’s four-goal third period.

Lubomir Visnovsky had a power-play goal and two assists for the Ducks, who won three straight to end a six-game homestand that catapulted them back into the Western Conference race.

All-Star selection David Backes scored twice for the Blues, winless in five straight games.

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