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Penguins lock up Atlantic

Sidney Crosby posted two goals and an assist, as the Penguins clinchedthe Atlantic Division crown with a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyerslast night in Pittsburgh.


Sidney Crosby posted two goals and an assist, as the Penguins clinched the Atlantic Division crown with a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers last night in Pittsburgh.

Sergei Gonchar registered a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who claimed a division title for the first time since winning the Northeast in 1997-98.

Pittsburgh also became the first team other than New Jersey or Philadelphia to win the Atlantic since the New York Rangers took home the title in 1993-94.

Devils 3 Bruins 2 (SO) — Zach Parise notched the lone goal of the shootout, lifting New Jersey over Boston.

Boston, with the extra point for the shootout loss, moved into a tie with idle sixth-seeded Ottawa with 92 points while also moving one point ahead of eighth-seed Philadelphia.

Hurricanes 6 Lightnings 2 — Chad LaRose registered his first career hat trick as Carolina roughed up Tampa Bay to move into sole possession of first place in the Southeast Division.

The win gives the ’Canes 92 points, two ahead of the idle Capitals. However, Washington has two games left to play while the Hurricanes have just one game left on their slate.

Blackhawks 6 Red Wings 2 — Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists as Chicago prevented Detroit from clinching the President’s Trophy as the NHL’s best overall team with an impressive win that also kept their slim playoff hopes alive.



 
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