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Penguins Malkin clinches NHL scoring title

Penguins Malkin clinches NHL scoring title

Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin scored his 50th goal of the season and added an assist to lock up his second NHL scoring title as the Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on the closing day of the regular season Saturday.
Malkin finished with 109 points pre-playoffs and became the ninth player in Penguins history to reach the 50-goal mark when he scored with 12 seconds left in the second period to give Pittsburgh a two-goal lead.
Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis also scored for the Penguins, who knocked off the Flyers for the first time at Consol Energy Center.
Brayden Schenn and Jaromir Jagr scored for the Flyers, who rested leading scorer Claude Giroux in preparation for their first-round playoffs matchup between the two teams next week.
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BLACKHAWKS 3, RED WINGS 2, SO
In Detroit, Patrick Kane scored the only goal of the shootout to give Chicago the win over Detroit.
Despite the loss, the Red Wings clinched the fifth seed in the Western Conference, while the Blackhawks finish as the sixth seed.
Viktor Stalberg and Andrew Shaw scored in regulation for Chicago.
Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk _ with 46 seconds left _ scored for Detroit.
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DEVILS 4, SENATORS 2
In Newark, New Jersey, Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice as New Jersey beat Ottawa for its sixth straight win.
Stephen Gionta broke a third-period tie with his first NHL goal while Petr Sykora also scored for the Devils, who clinched the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. They will face Florida or Washington in the opening round.
Matt Gilroy and Jim O'Brien scored for Ottawa, which will be the seventh or eighth seed in the East, facing either the Rangers or Boston.
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BRUINS 4, SABRES 3, SO
In Boston, Patrice Bergeron had three assists before scoring the winner in the shootout to lead defending Stanley Cup champion Boston into the playoffs with a win over Buffalo.
Tyler Seguin scored twice, and Brad Marchand also had a goal for the Bruins, who will be the No. 2 seed in the East. They open the playoffs next week against either Ottawa or Washington.
Brad Boyes scored twice for the Sabres, had already been eliminated from the playoff race.
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FLAMES 5, DUCKS 2
In Calgary, Nigerian-born Akim Aliu scored his first two NHL goals to lead Calgary to a season-ending win over Anaheim.
By winning their final two games, the Flames reached the 90-point mark for the eighth season in a row. However, since going to the Stanley Cup finals in 2004, they have been ousted from the playoffs in the first round four times followed by three years of not making the postseason.
Jay Bouwmeester, Anton Babchuk and Lee Stempniak also scored for Calgary.
Bobby Ryan scored his 30th and 31st goals of the season for Anaheim, which finished with its worst record since the 2003-04 season.


Updated : 2021-10-27 02:53 GMT+08:00