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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A big second period ended up being just enough for the Calgary Flames.Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary , and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.Frolik, Austin Czarnik, Travis Hamonic and Sam Bennett scored during a mid-game 17-minute span for Calgary, which held off a late Pittsburgh charge that included a pair of third-period power-play goals by Evgeni Malkin.“They’re a good team and they had a good pushback there at the end,” said Bennett, whose goal with 1:29 left in the second period ended up being decisive. “We got on our heels a little bit, but in the end, we gutted it out and that’s a huge win for our team after not the best showing in the last couple games.”Calgary got its only win on a four-game Winnipeg Jets T-Shirts Womens , eight-day trip and avenged a 9-1 loss to Pittsburgh in October during the teams’ other meeting this season.Despite numerous chances playing 6-on-5 over the game’s final 90 seconds, the Penguins couldn’t get the equalizer.Malkin had three points after serving a one-game suspension for swinging his stick at Philadelphia’s Michael Raffl.“I think we fought hard,” Malkin said. “Just (wish) we would have played better 5-on-5.”Mike Smith made 34 saves to win for the first time since Jan. 13 for Calgary, which entered Saturday tied for the best record in the Western Conference.The Flames never trailed after Andrew Mangiapane opened the scoring 7:06 into the game.Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who welcomed back defenseman Justin Schultz from a 53-game absence because of a fractured left leg. Schultz assisted on Jake Guentzel’s goal that tied the game at 1 late in the first period.But the Penguins allowed at least five goals for the seventh time over their past 17 games and are 7-9-1 in that stretch. They have dropped to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They entered Saturday one point clear of ninth-place Carolina.Malkin nearly pulled Pittsburgh back from a 5-2 deficit with goals at 5:42 and 14:41 of the third period. Each of those was assisted by Crosby, but Crosby could not convert two prime scoring chances in the final minute.“You know it’s coming, right?” Flames coach Bill Peters said of the Penguins’ late surge. “We made it a little harder than we would’ve liked by putting them on the power play.”Before he was relieved by Casey DeSmith for the start of the third period, the Penguins’ Matt Murray allowed five goals on 24 shots Winnipeg Jets Hoodies Womens , though his performance was at least in part attributable to shoddy defense and bad luck.The puck on the goal credited to Mangiapane — the second of his career — hit at least three sticks after it was shot from the left point by Oliver Kylington.The goal that gave the Flames the lead for good 1:29 into the second period was a loose puck swatted in when no Penguins player picked up Frolik after Murray had stopped Matthew Tkachuk.Ninety-three seconds after that, Czarnik’s third of the season was a shot from the top of the left circle that deflected off the stick of a Penguins defender. And Hamonic’s goal from the right-wing boards with 3:58 left in the second hit Guentzel’s stick on the way in.Bennett’s goal 2½ minutes later gave Calgary five goals in a game for the 18th time this season. The Flames moved into second in the NHL in goals.“Obviously, there’s stuff you still want to clean up but everything’s moving back to where it was when we were buzzing,” Smith said. “That’s a good team there. … We wanted to finish this road trip off on a right note here and get two points tonight.”NOTES: Flames C Derek Ryan had three assists, the second three-point game among the 210 he’s played in the NHL. … Penguins RW Phil Kessel had two assists, the first of which (on Crosby’s goal) accounted for his 800th career point. Kessel is the 17th U.S.-born player to reach that milestone. … Crosby has eight points over his past four games.UP NEXTFlames: Calgary will return to the Scotiabank Saddledome for the first time in 11 days when it hosts the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.Penguins: The Penguins play home games on consecutive days for the second of three times all season, hosting the New York Rangers on Sunday. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roope Hintz and the Dallas Stars got a big win Thursday night in what is becoming a competitive race in the Western Conference.Hintz’s goal 3:19 into overtime to lift the Stars to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings that vaulted them into the first wild-card spot. They are a point ahead of Minnesota and Colorado, while Arizona is only two points back.“Everyone in this locker room is aware of where we are at in the standings Winnipeg Jets Hats Womens ,” said Dallas forward Blake Comeau, who had two assists. “We’re playing a lot of these teams that we are in the race with coming down the stretch.Not to take anything away from LA, but they are not fighting for a playoff spot. This is definitely a game we had to win.”Hintz scored in a mad scramble in front of the net after Alexander Radulov’s shot bounced off Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick. Dallas trailed 3-2 after two periods, but Radek Faksa tied it at 9:53 of the third when he scored his 12th goal of the season on a rebound of a slap shot by Comeau.“We needed to get pucks deep and get a lot of shots, that way we were able to get rebounds,” said Hintz, who has five goals this season.The Kings have dropped 10 straight — the second-longest losing streak in franchise history — and are at the bottom of the Western Conference. Of those losses, four have been either in overtime or a shootout.“It’s frustrating to lose it in the third. It seems like that’s a common trend right now Custom Winnipeg Jets Jerseys ,” Kings defenseman Sean Walker said.What makes this loss even more frustrating for Los Angeles is that it led 2-0 in the first period and 3-2 going into the third, only to fall short again.Tyler Seguin and Mattias Janmark had Dallas’ other goals, while Ben Lovejoy also had two assists. Anton Khudobin made 27 saves.“It was definitely a gutsy effort. We fell behind 2-0 and I thought from that 6 ½-minute mark on, we played with a lot of passion and purpose,” Dallas coach Jim Montgomery said. “Seguin got us that first goal and we just continued to build from there.”Anze Kopitar scored two goals and had an assist for Los Angeles. Brendan Leipsic added a goal and Quick stopped 29 shots.Los Angeles took a 2-0 lead in the first period. Kopitar opened the scoring at 7:57 when he tapped in Sean Walker’s pass. The Kings extended their lead at 13:28 on the power play as Drew Doughty’s shot from the point deflected off Leipsic, who got his fifth goal of the season.It was Los Angeles’ first power-play goal in six games and broke a string during which it had not converted in its last 15 opportunities.Dallas cut the lead in half 80 seconds later when Seguin took Taylor Fedun’s pass near the crease and beat Quick on his stick side for his team-high 27th of the season. The Stars then tied it at 2 6:14 into the second on Janmark’s backhander in front of the net for his sixth.Los Angeles regained the lead at 11:46 of the second on Kopitar’s team-leading 19th goal of the season. Khudobin made a pad save on Tyler Toffoli’s wrist shot, but Kopitar was able to corral the rebound and put it into the net.“Obviously tonight it was better, but at the end of the day it’s the wins that come and the two points , but we couldn’t get it done again,” Kopitar said.RARE MISSDallas center Andrew Cogliano missed his first game due to injury in his 12-year career. Cogliano flew back to Dallas to get treatment after suffering a shoulder injury during Tuesday’s loss to Vegas.The only two games Cogliano missed previously were due to a suspension last season when he was with Anaheim. That suspension broke a streak of 830 consecutive games played, which was the fourth-longest in NHL history. The Stars acquired Cogliano in a trade with the Ducks on Jan. 14.NOTES: Dallas LW Jamie Benn and Los Angeles LW Ilya Kovalchuk were both scratched due to upper-body injuries. … This was only the sixth game this season where the Kings have scored two or more goals in the first period. … Seguin has eight goals and 19 points in 21 career games against the Kings.UP NEXTStars: Travel to the St. Louis Blues on Sunday to complete a four-game road trip.Kings: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

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