Penguins Get 13th Straight Home Win – NHL Roundup For Jan. 16th
UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins set a club record with their 13th straight home win. But it wasn't easy. The Penguins needed a goal from 19-year-old Olli Maatta with 1:54 left to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3. It's the rookie's first game-winning goal.
Jussi Jokinen (YOO'-see YOH'-kih-nehn), Taylor Pyatt and Kris Letang also scored for the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots to pick up his NHL-leading 27th victory.
Alexander Ovechkin's league-leading 34th goal of the season gave Washington a 3-2 lead midway through the third period but the Capitals collapsed over the final 10 minutes.
In other NHL action:
— The Anaheim Ducks are the first NHL team with 77 points after whacking Vancouver 9-1. Corey Perry notched his 26th and 27th goals and Nick Bonino also scored twice.
— Tyler Bozak scored the clinching goal in the third round of the shootout, and the Toronto Maple Leafs won their third straight game with a 4-3 victory over Buffalo.
UNDATED (AP) — The Nashville Predators have traded forward Matt Hendricks to Edmonton for goaltender Devan Dubnyk (DEH'-vuhn DOOB'-nihk). With the move, the Predators get rid of the four-year contract they signed Hendricks to last July for $7.4 million. The 32-year-old played in 44 games for Nashville this season but had only four points.
The 6-foot-6 Dubnyk is 11-17-2 this season for the Oilers, and ranks fourth in the NHL in goals allowed with 94 in 32 games.
In other hockey news:
— The Los Angeles Kings have traded backup goalie Ben Scrivens to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third-round pick in the upcoming draft. Scrivens went 7-5-4 over 19 appearances with a 1.97 goals-against average and .931 save percentage.
— Jamie Langenbrunner has retired after a 16-year NHL career in which he won two Stanley Cups. The 38-year-old right wing played for Dallas, New Jersey and St. Louis. He won NHL titles with Dallas in 1999 and New Jersey in 2003. He was on the U.S. Olympic team in 1998 and 2010.